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News stories tagged with "black-bears"

These bear paws were seized from an Asian market in Brooklyn last year (Source:  NYS DEC)
These bear paws were seized from an Asian market in Brooklyn last year (Source: NYS DEC)

New law regulates North Country trade in black bear parts for Asian markets

When black bear hunters head back into the woods this fall, they'll face new regulations that require them to document any parts of the animal that they plan to sell.

The new law went into effect this year. It's designed to help state and Federal officials crack down on black bear poaching.

It's still legal for hunters in New York to sell bear parts for use in Asian medicine and cooking, but the trade will be much more closely monitored.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

North Country deer hunt up, bear hunt down

After three years of decline, state environment officials say the 2006 deer harvest was up slightly. Hunters killed nearly 190,000 deer across New York state. As Brian Mann reports, biologists found no new cases of chronic wasting disease.  Go to full article

Hunt of ?Problem? Black Bears Concerns Environmentalists

State forest rangers and environmental conservation police are hunting two black bears near a popular campground in the Adirondacks. The decision to kill the bears follows an attack two weeks ago at Marcy Dam that left one woman lightly injured. As Brian Mann reports, one pro-environment group is questioning the decision to kill the animals.  Go to full article

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