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Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 8:12 a.m.

Feds consider hunting season on Yellowstone-area grizzlies

This 2011 photo shows a grizzly bear roaming near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. (Associated Press)
This 2011 photo shows a grizzly bear roaming near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. (Associated Press)

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Federal authorities are laying groundwork for possible trophy grizzly bear hunts around the Yellowstone area as soon as 2014, the AP reports.

It's the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for grizzlies in the area is nearing an end as their population recovers.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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