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Locals and visitors remember beloved Chilkoot bear

 

October 1, 2020

Thorsten Boehm

Beloved Chilkoot bear Speedy was killed legally during the 2019 hunting season. She had eight cubs during her 15-year lifespan. She was famous for her patient, even temper and the way she cared for her cubs.

News of the death of Speedy, a beloved brown bear matriarch in the Chilkoot Corridor, has attracted the attention of admirers as far as Switzerland. Speedy was killed legally during the 2019 hunting season.

"Anybody that walked the road could tell...



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