......Jeff Selinger, Fish and Game Department area wildlife manager, said bears are not the problem
"We need to get a grasp on preventing bears from getting into human-generated food items, such as carcasses, stringers, sandwiches in backpacks and coolers in the campground. Until that issue is addressed, we're going to continue to see the same thing - dead bears," he said.
The multi-agency management system in the area may need changes, he said.
"The current system is not working. There is a strong educational effort there, but it's not enough. To date, few tickets have been written in this area, so possibly one way to fix it is we need to step up regulations that will be strictly enforced," he said.
That is difficult, he said, because of the small staff numbers available. Anglers should address the issue, he said.
"Responsible fishermen need to speak up - in a nonconfrontational way - when they see someone doing something wrong, and say the right thing to do, so that others can follow," Selinger said.
The key is to minimize attractants in the area.
"Only then will things start to get better," he said.