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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:41 PM

Record Kentucky bear hunt season exceeds quota

http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article57225343.html#storylink=latest_side

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FRANKFORT, Ky.

Animal rights activists are asking officials why 11 more black bears were killed in Kentucky last year than the 35-bear quota that had been set by state wildlife officials.

The state had a record black bear hunt in 2015, killing 46 black bears, The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1SdpLtS ) reported.

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"If Kentucky stubbornly insists on hunting its tiny bear population, it must move to a more sophisticated system where the population is carefully monitored and where game management units close as soon as quotas are met," Pam Rogers, former Kentucky state director for the Humane Society wrote in a letter to state officials.

Beam said his office believes there are roughly 700 bears living in Kentucky, not 350, the number quoted by the Humane Society. Beam's office estimates the species' state population using past research studies as a baseline and then factoring in other indicators such as bear sightings and road kills.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:49 PM

1. Wisconsin has a large black bear harvest.

This year the DNR is authorizing 11,500 permits with a bear harvest quota of 4,750.

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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:59 PM

2. Ugh

 

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