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West Virginia hunters protest bill to allow guided bear hunts, call for lower buck limits

By JOHN McCOY

Charleston Gazette-Mail

More than 200 people, many of them bear and deer hunters, jammed into the midwinter meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission on Sunday. They came to protest a bill that would legalize guided bear hunts, and to try to force the commission to vote on lowering the state’s buck limit from three to two.
(Gazette-Mail photo by John McCoy)

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Meetings of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission are normally rather sedate affairs.

Sunday’s wasn’t.

More than 300 people jammed into the meeting room to argue against legislation that would allow for guided bear hunts, and to argue in favor of a lower buck limit for deer hunters.

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