Names of Two Guides involved in Chichagof Island Bear Maulings Released

Names of Two Guides involved in Chichagof Island Bear Maulings Released

The identities of the two tour guides with UnCruise Adventures, who were mauled by a Brown Bear sow while guiding 22 tourists from the cruise ship Wilderness Explorer have been released by authorities on Monday. Alaska State Troopers identified the two tour guides as 41-year-old Anna Powers of Hawaii and 26-year-old Michael Justa of Juneau. […]

Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends

Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends

With the public hearing in Soldotna last night, the public comment period on  the proposal to close the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Brown Bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula comes to an end. In a release yesterday, the Governor’s office  said, “Federal land managers have again proposed limiting Alaskans’ access to a state resource, the […]

Sheep Hunter Pleads to Taking Brown Bear Illegally

Anchorage man, Isaac Landecker pled guilty at arraignment on Wednesday for taking a Brown Bear during the closed season. As a result of his guilty plea, Landecker was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended. He was additionally ordered to pay restitution  of $1,300 and placed on probation for three years. Landecker’s plea was a direct result […]