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California bans hound hunting for bears

The noses of these hounds or many other breeds of dog could help big-game hunters find wounded game if it weren't illegal in Washington.  (Associated Press)
The noses of these hounds or many other breeds of dog could help big-game hunters find wounded game if it weren't illegal in Washington. (Associated Press)

HUNTING — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill banning hound hunting for bears in California, 16 years after Washington state did the same thing by voter initative

Both campaigns were primed and pumped by the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting groups.




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