The Department of the Interior recently announced that it would be rolling back a series of protections for bears, wolves, coyotes, and caribou on Alaska’s national parks and preserves. These protections, passed in 2015 after numerous hearings and over 70,000 public comments, banned inhumane hunting practices on Alaska’s parks and preserves. Such hunting practices included killing bears, wolves, and coyotes …

Alaska Peninsula Bears Under Threat

The Alaska Board of Game is considering a proposal for three consecutive bear hunts (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) on the Alaska Peninsula, where bear populations have been declining for the past twenty years. The proposal comes after a teleconference in which hunters (including out-of-state hunters) and guides lobbied for increased bear hunts in 2021 to compensate for the …