With a little help from hunters, wildlife officials hope to curb the exploding bear population in the mountainsWritten by Becky Johnson
North Carolina has a bear problem, and wildlife officials hope hunters can help.
The population of black bears has been on the rise for decades — it’s more than doubled in the past 20 years alone — and needs to be reined in, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The obvious solution is getting hunters to hunt more of them. The trick, however, is getting the formula right.
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