Tag Archives: bears

Managing Sitka’s chicken-loving bear

Mooney darted and collared this sow and her cub near the Cove Marina in 2010. (ADF&G photo)Bears aren’t my friends and they aren’t more important than people but I respect them for what they are and understand my responsibility for the space and resources we share.

Bears coming out of hibernation, hungry

bears250In their natural environment in early spring, bears subsist mainly on grasses and sedges, which Biologist Phil Mooney calls a 'dry salad' compared to the buffet of steak and seafood options available around humans.