Tag Archives: hibernation

Biologist says be mindful of bears — even in winter

bearsThe 2015 bear season is not quite over. The Sitka Police Department has received several recent reports of bear sightings around town -- on the SeaMountain Golf Course and near Indian River Road.

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.