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.
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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