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Black Bear Trapping in Alaska

Maine is currently the only state that allows bear trapping, but it looks like that may soon change.  Jeremiah Wood over at Trapping Today brought this little tidbit of news to my attention:

"The Alaska Board of Game is expected to vote on a Fish and Game proposal setting trapping seasons for black bears in half a dozen large areas. If passed, bear trapping and snaring by the public would effectively become legal for the first time in Alaska's history. The board quietly took the first step toward legalization - reclassifying bears as furbearers - in January."

I have no bear trapping experience (yet) but it is definitely on my list of things to accomplish in my trapping career.  While trapping rights are being challenged left and right, it's refreshing to see a state expanding its trapping opportunities.   

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