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Contributors to this thread:
DL 24-Jul-20
Rocky D 24-Jul-20
JL 24-Jul-20
Jasper 24-Jul-20
Bou'bound 24-Jul-20
Dale06 24-Jul-20
MichaelArnette 24-Jul-20
Kbc 24-Jul-20
Kbc 24-Jul-20
Treeline 24-Jul-20
Korey Wolfe 24-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 25-Jul-20
Ermine 25-Jul-20
SBH 25-Jul-20
Huntcell 25-Jul-20
Pete In Fairbanks 26-Jul-20
trublucolo 26-Jul-20
Glunt@work 26-Jul-20
Nick Muche 27-Jul-20
Smtn10PT 27-Jul-20
Kannuck 29-Jul-20
Coyote 65 31-Jul-20
From: DL
24-Jul-20

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DL's embedded Photo
Do the math on that one.

From: Rocky D
24-Jul-20
Brown bear that I killed walked out of his den and went straight and killed mature bull moose. So I certain that calves wouldn’t stand a chance.

From: JL
24-Jul-20
That adds up....quick.

From: Jasper
24-Jul-20
Wow

From: Bou'bound
24-Jul-20
Nature is amazing

From: Dale06
24-Jul-20
That’s an amazing number of kills. I was lucky enough to hunt brown bears over bait a couple years ago, and got one, first night.

24-Jul-20
That’s a bunch of calves

From: Kbc
24-Jul-20
Wow

From: Kbc
24-Jul-20
Wow

From: Treeline
24-Jul-20
Unreal

From: Korey Wolfe
24-Jul-20
An average of 34 animals each in a single spring.

From: Ucsdryder
25-Jul-20
I would never have guessed that number. Dang!

From: Ermine
25-Jul-20
Wow impressive

From: SBH
25-Jul-20
Unreal. Thats amazing

From: Huntcell
25-Jul-20
take a long nap, wake up really hungry. WoW!

26-Jul-20
Alaska gets a lot of political crap for actually managing predators. But the mgt work is based on SCIENCE. We have a lot of areas where predators take over 80% of the annual production (calves, fawns) of large ungulates. Most neo-natal mortality is due to bears. Wolves take a toll on those that survive the first few weeks.

Pete

From: trublucolo
26-Jul-20
Interesting, never would have thought it that high.

From: Glunt@work
26-Jul-20
Predation in general is usually bigger than most people realize. Here in CO lions kill around 40X more deer than bowhunters each year and thats using the CPW's low estimate on lion populations.

From: Nick Muche
27-Jul-20
Agree with Pete!

If you enjoy hunting Alaska, and you are able, shoot predators when you can because the state is slowly losing the ability to allow the proper level of predator management that is needed for several species to thrive.

From: Smtn10PT
27-Jul-20
If they wanted to get serious about predator management they would allow NR hunters to shoot brown and grizzly bears without the use of a guide. When I hunted AK last year the people I spoke with indicated that most residents only ever shoot one bear and didn't have interest in pursuing them after that. I am pretty sure they would sell a lot more bear tags if they made it legal for NR to hunt them without a guide.

From: Kannuck
29-Jul-20
Same issues here in Ontario. Most residents don't hunt predators, which account for a large number of calf / fawn mortality.

So glad they reinstated the spring bear hunt, too bad it got de-railed this year. We really appreciate our American bear hunters! SAVE A MOOSE... HUNT BEARS!

From: Coyote 65
31-Jul-20
From the size of the pile of poop I saw the last time I was in AK I am guessing it was 20 lbs. a meal.

Terry

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