Courtesy of Dan Dunaway

"Ultimately what we want to do is we want to dissuade having to put down a bear and discourage residents from having to [take a bear in the Defense of Life and Property]," said Regional Management Coordinator Todd Rinaldi.

Lydia Olympic

Sightings of a bear roaming on the outskirts of Naknek serve as a reminder to practice bear safety year-round – even in winter.

Stephannie Blatchford

Wanda Kie-Miller made eye contact with a bear breaking in to her house around 3:00 a.m. Residents around Naknek have had similar experiences in this unusual spike of activity. 

Bear attacks man in Naknek, according to ADF&G

Jun 11, 2019

The man told state wildlife troopers that he was sleeping in his car with the door open when a bear pulled him from the vehicle. He sustained injuries to his lower leg and was transported to Anchorage for treatment.


Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Bristol Bay’s bears are waking up. Residents have spotted bear tracks near the Dillingham landfill. Those tracks are not only a sign of spring, but also a reminder to brush up on bear safety.

Snare Removed From Bear in Katmai Park

Aug 5, 2014
Katmai National Park and Preserve

One of the purposes of national parks is to ensure that animals have a place where they can live and roam freely.  Part of that involves not being hunted or encroached upon by humans, but that wasn’t the case for a bear at an Alaska National Park.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Bear Put Down After Biting in Lake Clark

Jul 31, 2014
US Park Service

A brown bear had to be put down in Lake Clark National Park Wednesday after biting a visitor to a private lodge.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

An environmental advocacy group is trying to change the way the state of Alaska deals with predatory species in the wild.