His name was on snares that illegally caught 2 bears. He says they were stolen from him

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  •  Author: Zaz Hollander
  •  Updated: 10 hours ago
  •  Published 1 day ago

Two black bears died in Juneau this summer after getting caught in snares marked by the same person and set for wolves but illegally left out past the end of the trapping season.

The snares, both found on Douglas Island, bore tags that identified the trapper who originally marked them: 39-year-old Mark Mitchell, a Juneau resident, according to an Alaska State Troopers updateposted Thursday.

A bear cub was caught in a snare set for wolves on Douglas Island in May 2018. The bear was later euthanized because the snare had cut through to the bone on both legs. (Alaska State Trooper photo)
A bear cub was caught in a snare set for wolves on Douglas Island in May 2018. The bear was later euthanized because the snare had cut through to the bone on both legs. (Alaska State Trooper photo)

It is believed that there are still additional snares in the field on Douglas Island or in the area of Thane, troopers say.

Mitchell was cited in late May after hikers found…

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