Group Calls For End To Washington Spring Bear Hunt

Sticking with the bear theme, an Oregon-based group called Big Wildlife is publicly condemning Washington's black bear hunt, taking particular aim at the spring season.

_"Killing bears in the spring inevitably leads to orphaned cubs, who are still nursing at the time," the group said in a statement. "These cubs, unable to survive on their own, are left to starve to death, or be killed by predators."
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"Shockingly, there are no legal prohibitions on killing bears with cubs in Washington. . . ."