“Anglers are reminded a forest order remains in effect to try to reduce bear conditioning to humans, specifically to reduce bears associating people with an easy fish meal,” said District Ranger Lee Benson. “Anglers are required by law to keep their creel within 12 feet or keep retained fish in the river.”
Public participation is needed to minimize negative human-bear encounters in the area and determine options to reduce negative human-bear encounters. The Forest Service is committed to the development of an effective management strategy that will maintain a safe and accessible fishery.
For additional information regarding this action, contact Situk River Ranger Lisa Byers at 907-784-3359 x10 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.