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California bans hound hunting of bears, bobcats

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Wednesday banning the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats, a move that some Tahoe residents proclaim as a major step forward to make hunting more humane. For others, it means a drastic and sudden lifestyle change.

For instance, take Andrew Gregory, owner of Deadwood Industries based in Truckee, Calif. The state-licensed company guided bear, bobcat and deer hunting expeditions in the Tahoe National Forest and the Plumas National Forest for more than a decade and used hounds to help ensure success.

"That legislation has put me out of business, and …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 29, 2012 05:20PM Published Sep 29, 2012 05:19PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.