Temporary brown bear hunting closure opposed

September 1, 2014 3:47 PM

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A proposed temporary closure of brown bear hunting inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition.

Federal officials have proposed closing brown bear hunting this season to give the population a chance to recover. Citing state data, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 168 brown bears, including 42 adult sows, have been killed in the last three years.

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