Wednesday, August 14, 2019

AK: Sitka Resident Kills Bear in Backyard

“He’d heard some commotion from his dogs and stepped out,” says Bethune. “The bear was in his yard. He described the bear as charging him, so he dispatched it.”

Bethune says when someone shoots a bear, there’s a bit of paperwork that goes along with it, and some physical labor.

“Generally the person who kills the bear is required to skin out the hide and bring it to us, just like it was a regular hunting mortality,” he says. “Then we have a series of defense of life and property paperwork that we fill out for that.”
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