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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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    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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    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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