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    In all, 3,853 bears were tagged by hunters in 2020. That total is the highest since 3,921 bears were taken in 2004. The harvest record was set in 2000, when 3,951 bears were taken. This year's total was also topped in 2001 (3,903 bears) and 2003 (3,900). "It was an extremely dry year, and a poor...
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    Naiya Iraci, 11, hadn't ever even seen a black bear before Sept. 9, let alone shot one. But on that day - the first day of Wisconsin's bear season - she spotted a massive black bear while hunting with her grandfather Michael Frank, and "dropped [the bear] with one shot," her grandfather said...
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    A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter at an Alaska park Sunday, the National Park Service (NPS) confirmed. The fatal attack occurred in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, America's largest national park, while the hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with a friend. The friend...
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    Emails obtained by CBC News are shedding new light on how the Nova Scotia government makes decisions about black bear management in a province with limited space for wildlife. The documents obtained through freedom-of-information legislation include incident reports and emails going back to 2017...
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    Conservation Officer Eric Hannett said his suspicions were raised when William Walsh recently brought in a bear for registration. Walsh said he happened across the bear while out in the woods and shot it. "He said he didn't kill it over bait, which is unusual," Hannett said. When Hannett went to...
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    During the 11 years he has owned #9 Lake Outfitters in Bridgewater, Don Burnett has captured plenty of trail camera photos of monster black bears. "I've seen pictures of what I thought were huge bears, 500-pound bears, but they always come in at night, midnight or 3 in the morning," said...
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    As of Thursday morning, after just 2 1/2 weeks of hunting, hunters in Maine have already tagged 2,649 bears. That's more bears than were tagged throughout all of the seasons - bait, hounds, trapping and without the aid of any of those techniques - in 2019 when a total of 2,370 bears were tagged...
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    As part of this latest proposal, all protections for Ontario's black bear population would remain in place. It would remain illegal to harvest black bear cubs and females with cubs in the spring, a crime that carries a potential fine of up to $25,000 and up to one-year imprisonment. The province...
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    The case highlights an ongoing source of tension between Inuit hunters and researchers when it comes to polar bear populations. Several Inuit communities have reported an increased number of bear encounters and attacks in recent years, prompting calls to increase hunting quotas. Scientists...
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    BANNING, Calif. - Authorities say a bow hunter was mauled by a 300-pound black bear after he shot it with an arrow in the Southern California mountains. California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the man, who was hunting with two other people, was attacked last Friday after he ran...
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    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says he's making good on a campaign promise to end bear hunting on state land. The governor signed the order into law on Monday and called on the state legislature to take similar action. Bear hunting is now banned on 700,000 acres of state forests, parks and...
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    Mange is caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabiei, a parasite that afflicts more than 200 species, including humans. The mites burrow into an animal's skin, where they dig tunnels and slurp naturally occurring liquids. Normally, this doesn't cause much more than some itching or...
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    State wildlife officials have unveiled Maine's latest long-range management plan for four crucial "big game" species, and have invited the public to view and comment on the document for the next month. The plan, which covers moose, deer, bear and turkeys, will guide biologists and wildlife...
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    "The British Columbia government is bringing an end to the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, announced today...
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