Recent bear activity around Haines — including bears peering into shop windows and lumbering down Main Street — caught many by surprise.
An emergency order issued Tuesday ended the fall brown bear hunt at midnight on Wednesday after opening on Sept. 15.
Museum staff had secured an electric fence to put up around the 100 year old tree, but it was stolen from the porch the day before.
Studies in the Yukon have shown that mule deer can harbor a variety of diseases that Fish and Game want to monitor closely.
Almost every day, sometimes twice a day, Haines residents are receiving alerts from the Haines Police Department that there is a bear in the area.
Biologist Carl Koch believe Shannon Stevens might be the only person this has ever happened to.
Biologists are worried about the future of the local population after a record number of bears were killed in defense of life and property this year.
Local photographer Tom Ganner says Speedy was the Chilkoot’s star attraction, and raising her cubs on the Chilkoot allowed many people to see bear families interact.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates as many as 15 bears roamed the Haines townsite this fall, causing a lot of damage.
A man reported that a brown bear came out of the brush and charged him as he ran up the Juneau trail Sunday afternoon.