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It’s summertime and across the state residents and tourists are setting off on wilderness adventures. And in Alaska, the wilderness is also bear country. But what type of bear deterrent should you carry? And what should you do if you encounter a bear? We’ll discuss bear safety on this week’s Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Annie FeidtGUESTS:

Luc Mehl, adventurerTom Smith, Associate Professor of Plant & Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University


Journal Article: Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in AlaskaJournal Article: Efficacy of Firearms for Bear Deterrence in Alaska Journal Article: Assessing American black bear response to human activity at Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.
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