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Lutak crowds sandwich bears


August 10, 2017

Alaska Department of Fish and Game salmon counter Louie Cenicola bangs on the rail with a metal pipe to scare the bear off the weir. When people gather near the weir the bears become trapped. Tom Ganner photo.

A tumultuous several days in the Lutak area ended with a veteran Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee walking off the job and a dead brown bear cub.

A crowd of bear viewers near the Chilkoot River weir ignored warning signs and ventured to...

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