January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p44
The article gives a couple of tips for dealing with animals during a river trip in Alaska. Rivers are food corridors and travel routes for animals of all kinds. As traveling on a river, try to manage activities to avoid confrontation with animals. Interruptions in obtaining food could mean an animal will be unable to feed its young or will starve during the winter. Bears are generally not a problem; people are the problem, when they encroach on bear country. Give bears plenty of space. Their most important place to find food is the river, particularly along the mouths of tributaries where fish feed and congregate.


Related Articles

  • Cat Fight. Coyle, Jay // MotorBoating;Jul2006, Vol. 198 Issue 1, p96 

    The article describes a fight of a group of boaters against the cats at a marina in Florida Keys, Florida. The cats, protected by the dockmaster, at the marina are menacing. To get rid of them, some boaters have mounted a pellet gun assault one evening. Unfortunately, they are caught and the...

  • ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA: CAMPBELL CREEK.  // Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p210 

    The article provides information on Campbell Creek in Alaska. A free-flowing stream in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the creek is a resource to treasure and protect. Many Anchorage paddlers use the creek for early season paddling practice; others enjoy the quiet paddling amidst a protected...

  • BEARS. Bachleda, F. Lynne // Dangerous Wildlife in the Southeast;2001, p247 

    This article provides information on bears. Along with dogs, to whom they are anciently related, bears are mostly carnivorous. This means they have sharp, long canine teeth for puncturing and ripping flesh, as well as molars to slice, shred and grind. In order to sustain their weights they must...

  • POWER LUNCH. Fair, Jeff // Audubon;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p50 

    The article provides information on the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in Alaska where wild brown bears can be found. More than 150 brown bears have been seen at the place in one day where they feast on salmon at McNeil Falls. The bears do not seem to mind the humans that observe their...

  • A Model for Success. Graham Jr., Frank // Audubon;Jan1991, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p116 

    Discusses the value of allowing children the freedom to explore natural reserves. Understanding of the role of man in environmental protection; Improvement of man-animal relationship; Advantage of visit to natural reserves.

  • Ethogram of selected behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and directed to human swimmers during open water encounters. Scheer, Michael; Hofmann, Bianka; Behr, Itay P. // Anthrozoos;2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p244 

    In order to establish an ethogram of interactive behaviors initiated by free-ranging short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and directed to human swimmers, we initiated encounters with non-habituated pilot whale groups during open water encounters southwest of Tenerife, Canary...

  • WHEN GRIZZLIES AND HUMAN MEET.  // Alaska's Bears: Grizzlies, Black Bears, & Polar Bears;1998, p54 

    The article presents information on the encounter between brown bear and human beings. The great size and strength of the brown/grizzly bear, its fierce nature when protecting its young or its food, and the fact that it's a carnivore equipped to kill other large mammals have made it a...

  • Bears fan. Neill, Michael; Stambler, Lyndon // People;10/3/94, Vol. 42 Issue 14, p75 

    Profiles Timothy Treadwell, 32-year-old Australian, who spends three months of the year with bears, living rough on the edge of a bay in coastal Alaska, taking pictures of them, making notes on their habits, and conducting a one-man crusade to protect them from people. How he gets close to the...

  • ANIMALS AT THE LOOKOUT.  // Forests, Fires, & Wild Things;1985, p16 

    The article presents the experiences of a U.S. forest ranger in dealing with animals in Grizzly Peak in California. Rattlesnakes were plentiful. Barefoot was a way of life at the lookout station, but the ranger warned to check the area before stepping out the door each time. The ranger also had...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics