Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alaska approves sale of bear hides

The Alaska Board of Game yesterday approved the sale of bear hides from certain parts of Alaska. The approval came as part of a plan to increase moose populations. Bears are significant predators on moose calves in some parts of the state. Brown bear hides can be sold if taken from GMU20E. Black bear hides can be sold if taken from parts of the state where predator control programs are underway. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the new regulation could be in effect in time for the spring bear hunting season. Regulations are not normally in effect until July 1st.

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