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Two Sides Take Aim Prior To Maryland Bear Hunt

Monday, September 20, 2004

As Maryland prepares for its first bear hunt in 51 years, hunters are lining up for the challenge: More than 1,600 have applied for the 200 licenses that will be handed out in a lottery this week. But the response has been equally strong from hunting opponents, who have picketed the governor`s mansion, dragged state regulators in front of a legislative committee and threatened legal action to stop a hunt set to begin next month.

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