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Bear Trip Lecture


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2005 Alaska brown bear hunt

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Bear Trip Lecture

  1. 1. Alaska
  2. 2. Hunting for WHAT ??!!!!! <ul><li>I really thought this was going </li></ul><ul><li>to be a caribou hunt! </li></ul>
  3. 3. So . . . My buddies took me to shooting school
  5. 5. David Wittrock           Senior Instructor <ul><li>Dave heads the Military Sealift Command's Small Arms Program, which is held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. This program includes shipboard tactics and use of force for combating piracy and terrorism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cordova, Alaska April 2005
  7. 10. <ul><li>In 1975, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the brown (grizzly) bear as a threatened species in the Lower 48 states.(population aprox 1,000) </li></ul><ul><li>In Alaska, where there are estimated to be over 30,000 brown bears, they are classified as a game animal with regionally established regulations. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Bear hunting in Alaska, with proper management, occurs without causing populations to decline. </li></ul><ul><li>The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is responsible for managing bears in Alaska. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>The term “brown bear” is commonly used to refer to the members of this species found in coastal areas where salmon is the primary food source. </li></ul><ul><li>Brown bears found inland and in northern habitats are often called “grizzlies.” (typically smaller than Alaska Brown Bears) </li></ul>
  10. 77. 2006 Safari Club International Convention, Reno
  11. 78. And as time passes . . . The story changes ever so slightly