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Black Bears

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s timber hunt rule — which permits hunters to use bait and hounds to kill black bears on timberlands — is invalid, an appeals court in the state ruled, remanding for reconsideration the Center for Biological Diversity’s claim the department arbitrarily and capriciously adopted the rule.

TACOMA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s timber hunt rule — which permits hunters to use bait and hounds to kill black bears on timberlands — is invalid, an appeals court in the state ruled, remanding for reconsideration the Center for Biological Diversity’s claim the department arbitrarily and capriciously adopted the rule.

Categories / Appeals, Environment, Government

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