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State sues two federal agencies over hunting restrictions


January 19, 2017

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and preserves, including the killing of black bear sows and their cubs in dens with the aid of artificial light.

The state also wants the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow the hunting of black bears and grizzly bears, also known as brown bears, over bait.

Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, said in an announcement that Alaskans, especially rural residents, rely on hunting and fishing to put food on the table.


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