First-ever bear hunt in Missouri moves forward with Friday vote

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A black bear peeks out from behind a tree. (Photo byBess Sadlervia Flickr/Creative Commons)

Jack Suntrup

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s four-member Conservation Commission on Friday unanimously approved a framework for a state black bear hunt, the first since the founding of the Department of Conservation in the 1930s.

The framework voted on Friday restricts black bear hunting to Missouri residents and limits the hunt to southern Missouri, according to a news release.

Department of Conservation staff will present proposed permit and hunting quotas next spring for the hunt set for October 2021. Hunters will be able to apply for permits in May, the release said.

Permit applications will cost $10, with winners determined by July 1 through a random draw. Permits will cost $25. The department is reserving 10% of permits…

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1 thought on “First-ever bear hunt in Missouri moves forward with Friday vote

  1. Unbelievable… these state agencies need complete reform. The majority of people are opposed to trophy hunting but they always ignore the comments. A bear’s life is worth 10.00 wtf  The irony of calling these agencies conservation agencies when they specialize in killing is so sad

    From: Exposing the Big Game Reply-To: Exposing the Big Game Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 5:06 PM To: louise kane Subject: [New post] First-ever bear hunt in Missouri moves forward with Friday vote

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