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Letter: Being smart in bear country

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: August 11
  • Published August 11

Thank you to Bill Sherwonit for his article concerning the foolish killing of the Anchorage and Eagle River bears. He voiced the very same questions I had, and I'm glad someone out there is raising the question about the on-and-off search for the Eagle River bear.

They said it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack and then called it off, but then announced it was back on. What's up with that? Also, in regards to the recent article about cooking camp meals, I can't figure out why people cook meat in campgrounds — doesn't the smell of sizzling bacon or sausage send a clear invite to bears? Wouldn't it be better to eat and cook less fragrant meals in camp? I love breakfast sausage, too, but at a campsite in bear country?
— Alice Hildreth
Anchorage

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