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To hunt or not to hunt? State officials grapple with how to manage bear population

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As youth hunting numbers steadily drop in Maine, lawmakers and state officials grapple with the problem

In addition to funding the department’s work, hunters help state wildlife biologists manage the populations of whitetail deer, black bear and moose ... The surveys indicate which age groups are not ... read more

Bear population will double in 4 years without hunt, officials warn

elect Phil Murphy's plan to halt the bear ... in who's not going to have a hunt next year. Let's put together a comprehensive plan," Tittel said. The report asserts that the state already has such a ... read more

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Wyoming Thugs Greenlight Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunts

Not ... officials. In fact, a year ago, at a meeting of grizzly bear managers, WGF Director Scott Talbott said something similar: “We just need to get grizzly bears delisted so we can manage them like ... read more

For Grizzly Bear Hunt, Man Intends To Shoot Them. But Not With A Gun

There is some other, exciting bear news to share ... and conflicts with humans over property and livestock. Federal and state biologists say limited hunting will not imperil the population. Idaho also ... read more

Officials: Hunting best way to control bear population

... are wrestling with how to slow the state’s population of 800 black bears — a number that is expected to double every seven years as 85 percent of cubs continue to reach adulthood. […] If you are ... read more

Bear hunt proves a big boon to wildlife commission's coffers

With Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years set to start Saturday, the number of bear hunting licenses the state has sold has now passed the 3,000 mark. With 3,217 licenses issued as of Thursday, and ... read more

Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation

But those interests, whether they be against hunting ... to fund wildlife conservation are ongoing not only in Wyoming but also nearby, not always successfully. In North Dakota, voters this month ... read more

N.J. bear hunt will resume next year - and perhaps beyond, officials say

Nick Bockbrader of Allamuchy poses with the 520-pound bear ... the population and the results from the five years will be analyzed and biologists will decide whether to keep the hunt, expand it, or ... read more

Bears, tourists don’t mix well at Myrtle Beach; SC wants hunters to kill more bears

Lawmakers hope that will encourage more bear hunting during ... wildlife officials said. The state needs to kill about 30 a year to keep the population in check, according to the DNR. There has not ... read more

A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here’s what he’s doing with it.

Federal and state biologists say limited hunting will not imperil the population ... They do not belong to the bear-watchers. They belong to themselves and the landscape.” Wyoming officials said that ... read more

Column: State bear hunt ignores science

The wildlife commission set a quota of 320 bears for the Oct. 24-30 hunt. Hunters on public wildlife management areas and private lands are even allowed to lure bears with bear ... population control; ... read more

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