June 9, 2023

New York Proposes Bear Trapping, Baiting and Hounding to Reduce Bear Populations

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Under a proposed plan, New York would become the second state in the nation where it is legal to trap a bear, after Maine. The new rules also would allow for the use of dogs and bait to attract bears during hunting, both of which are now illegal. The state will increase the hunting season in the Catskills to reduce the bear population there and allow for killing of females and bears younger than a year in other regions. State officials will also promote bear hunting as a cost-effective way to reduce the population.<<<Read More>>>