by Geoff Dornan
gdornan@nevadaappeal.com

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April 23, 2013
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Senate removes ban on hunting from bear bill

A bill that originally banned bear hunting, now calls for a three-year scientific study of bear hunting be conducted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife . Senate Bill 82, by Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, originally declared black bears a protected animal and prohibited the Wildlife Commission from designating a hunting season for them. Manendo took the senate floor Monday to offer an amendment that he said would delete the bill as a whole. In its place, language would be installed acknowledging the perspectives expressed by both opponents and supporters — from tribal leaders, who say they traditionally revere and …

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