I am a resident of Angoon, and my 6-year-old boy wanted me to write a letter to the editor. He has this to say:
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"The bear doesn't bother anyone. It's the people who bother the bear. Like not putting the trash where it goes, leaving food out and the dog food stuff. It's not the bear's fault."
Like I said, that was said by my 6-year-old, and he has a point. The bears wouldn't be bothering the people if the people weren't bothering the bears.
They should be more cautious at the dump and not just throw it anywhere but in the pit. That is the main concern. Take care of your stuff, and you won't have that problem. The smokehouses are a different story. It's not the people's fault. It's just hungry bears.