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Park Service Bans Controversial Methods to Hunt Wolf, Bear

posted Jan 16, 2016, 10:24 PM by chloe owens

10/26/16, by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media

Park Service bans controversial methods to hunt wolf, bear

The new Park Service ban includes using artificial lights to shoot black bears in the den and using bait to hunt bears…The feds say they are really re-imposing bans on methods the state used to consider illegal, including harvesting wolves and coyotes in denning season, when their pelts aren’t valuable…”Bear snaring and bear baiting and spot lighting bears – you know, shooting Boo-Boo when he’s taking his winter nap in his den – that just doesn’t have any place in lands managed by the National Park Service.”