Combat Fishing: Hungry grizzlies join the fray at a popular Alaska stream

Alaska's wildly popular Bird Creek, located a short 25 miles from Anchorage, is always jam-packed with competing anglers when the pink and silver salmon are running. But now, with hungry grizzly bears joining the fray and intimidating anglers out of their freshly-caught fish, tensions have reached a boiling point. In fact, "combat fishing" here may be taking on a new and more literal definition. As an example, when one angler took issue with another who fired two shots into the air with a handgun to scare some bears, the shooter responded, "I have six more bullets, and one's got your name on it."
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