01/18/2012 04:23 am ET

Shooting Bears: Alaska Board Of Game Expands Aerial Culling Of Grizzly, Black Bears

Reporting from Seattle— In a new package of policies criticized even by some hunters, the Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday opened the door to aerial gunning of bears by state wildlife officials. It also debated a measure that would allow more widespread snaring of bears — including grizzlies, which are officially considered threatened across most of the U.S.

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