Admiralty Island in SE Alaska is known to the Tlingit native people as Kootznoowoo or the “Fortress of the Bear”. This 5.7-million-acre Federal wilderness area has the highest concentration of brown bears in the world, about 1.6 animals per square mile. But in 2014 many streams that normally hold spawning salmon are barren so bears are concentrated on the streams that do have fish. This account describes a 2-mile hike up Chiak River (Shy-eek) that I did on the west coast of Admiralty.
The Humane Society of United States (HSUS) has an overall agenda to stop all types of sport hunting in North America. The HSUS is responsible for putting the bear referendum on the ballot in Maine. This wasn’t an “in-state” generated movement, but rather