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March 8, 2013
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Senate takes up anti-bear-hunt bill

Just two years after the first legal black bear hunt in Nevada, a legislative hearing Thursday pitted passionate supporters and opponents of the hunts at fierce odds.The Senate Committee on Natural Resources heard testimony for more than three hours from anti-bear-hunt activists in Las Vegas and Carson City, and from pro-hunters in Carson City, Elko and Las Vegas.“The citizens of Nevada want non-lethal bear management, I repeat, non-lethal,” said Christine Schwamberger, a lobbyist for Nevada Political Access for Animals. “Hunting is not the only wildlife management tool.” She presented SB82, which identifies the black bear as a protected mammal and …

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