Calif. delays plan to expand black bear hunting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and#8212; California wildlife officials have delayed taking action on a proposal to expand the hunting of black bears in the state.
The decision Wednesday by the California Fish and Game Commission means hunters will not be allowed to go into new territory when bear-hunting season starts this fall. The statewide limit on bears killed legally and#8212; 1,700 and#8212; also would remain the same.
The commission voted 5-0 to allow more time to vet public concerns.
The state has proposed allowing hunting for black bears in San Luis Obispo County, as well as parts of Inyo, Lassen and Modoc counties. State wildlife officials also want to eliminate the cap on the number of bears that can be killed each season so they can have the flexibility to decide when the season should end.
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