Motivating People, Managing Bears: The 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop

  A bear is running at you at 30 mph, 44 feet per second, if it is 88 feet away, will be on you in 2 seconds flat. Bear spray takes roughly 2-5 seconds to deploy, and while it is roughly 92% effective. Firearms can be easier to use but are often slightly less effective …

Sitkalidak Island Brown Bear Project Update

Kodiak Island Archipelago, Alaska The objective of this study is to estimate size of the brown bear population on Sitkalidak Island and to determine basic movement and resource use patterns.  The study has benefited from excellent cooperation among partners:  Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Safari Club International Foundation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Old Harbor …