GREENSBORO -- The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held a meeting Thursday night to discuss the 2012-2022 Black Bear Management Plan.
The ten year plan includes recommendations regarding hunting rules. Topics brought up at the meeting were the possibility of creating a Piedmont bear hunting season, extending the length of bear hunting season, and public comments about hunters using hounds as bait.
Currently hunters can release hounds at or near sites containing unprocessed food products. Hunters are still prohibited from taking a bear in an area containing bait.
For more information about North Carolina's black bears, go to www.ncwildlife.org/bear.
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