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Alaska Fishing Kenai – Bear Safety Tips

Date: May 29, 2011

A helpful list of bear safety tips for you to follow during your Kenai fishing trips:

  • If a bear approaches you while you have a fish on the line, cut the line and leave the area.
  • Fish remains attract bears.  Toss all fish waste into deep, fast-moving water.  Do not put in dumpsters or on shore.  Cut fish carcasses into small pieces so the water current can carry and disperse them more easily.
  • When you carry fish out, store them in sealed plastic garbage bags to decrease odors that could attract bears on paths and trails.
  • Store all food, bait line and tackle, fishy clothes, and garbage in bear-proof containers in your vehicle.
  • Avoid fishing during times of low visibility (dawn, dusk and at night) to prevent bear encounters.
  • Always keep your dog on a leash and under control to prevent negative bear encounter.
  • Remove bird feeders and store them indoors until bears den up in October/November.
  • Remove spilled seeds as they can be bear attractants.
  • Plant gardens in the open, away from cover and game trails. Only compost raw vegetable matter and turn over compost frequently.

Generously contributed with permission by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch:

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 2139 Ski Hill Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch
Kenai Watershed Forum
44129 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669