Game Board Approves Interior Bear Baiting Expansion

The Board of Game has made changes to expand bear baiting in the interior.  Bear baiting programs have primarily focused on black bears, but Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms says the board approved proposals that would allow hunters to kill grizzly bears at bait stations in game management units 20C, southwest of Fairbanks and 21 D near Galena.  The action followed approval earlier in the week, of baiting of grizzlies in 2 game units near Tok. The board rejected a proposed predator control program for unit 20C in the interior, and 9B near Lake Clark in southwest Alaska. The board cited moose populations that are close to objectives and limited resources for additional intensive management programs.

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