Polar Bear Shot Far Inland; Biologists Baffled

_Biologists don't know why the polar bear that was shot and killed outside the Yukon River village of Fort Yukon on Thursday crossed the Brooks Range into Interior Alaska.

They know only that it is the longest inland movement -- 250 miles -- ever documented by a polar bear in Alaska. . . .

The bear was shot by 30-year-old hunter Zeb Cadzow of Fort Yukon . . . . The bear charged Cadzow after he went into the brush to track it . . . . The encounter happened so quickly that Cadzow, who was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, didn¹t have time to aim before shooting.

"I shot from the hip, seven or eight times," Cadzow said. "If I had gotten it to my shoulder, (the bear) would have been on top of me."_