Kodiak Daily Mirror - Alaska game board says no to bear trapping in Interior for now
  
Alaska game board says no to bear trapping in Interior for now
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FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Alaska Board of Game has voted down a proposal to allow bear trapping in three parts of the Interior, but pledges to reexamine the plan in the future with the hope of allowing it in the future.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 319 black bears were killed last year, as were 117 grizzly bears.

The seven-member citizen Game Board is appointed by the governor and sets bag limits and seasons for game animals in Alaska.

The board has taken an aggressive stand to increase the number of moose and caribou for hunters by killing predators, first wolves and more recently bears.

Bear trapping is allowed in only one small part of the state, a game management unit across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.
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