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Section of Turnagain Arm Trail Closed



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(Anchorage, AK) – The section of trail between Potter and McHugh Creek Trailheads along the Turnagain Arm Trail has been closed to the public until further notice.  A medium sized brown bear may have been wounded by gunfire yesterday after charging 3 individuals who were approximately 100 yds off the trail at the time. Later attempts to track the bear by park and wildlife trooper officials proved unsuccessful.  Blood was not found at the site of the encounter, but it is possible the bear is wounded.

This incident is a good reminder that whenever traveling in bear country, individuals must always take appropriate precautionary measures, be prepared to encounter a bear, and be knowledgeable in recognizing their behavior and know how to respond to an encounter.  For more information visit: http://www.wc.adfg.state.ak.us/index.cfm?adfg=bears.bearfax

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