Monday, August 28, 2006

McNeil Bears: To Hunt or not to Hunt

CBS news posted a story recently, Alaskan Bears: To Be Seen, Or Shot?

"Brown bears have become symbols of a bitter culture war in the last frontier state of Alaska. The iconic animals, reports CBS News correspondent Jerry Bowen, are caught between those who believe the bears should be hunted and killed, and those who believe some are better left alone.

The battleground is the renowned McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, site of the world's largest concentration of brown bears. Hunting was banned at the sanctuary a half-century ago to allow the animals to get their annual fill of salmon in safety."

Read the entire story, with a/v components >>>

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