Animals: Last of the Brownies?

Going the way of the buffaloes are the great bears of America. California, onetime home of the great grizzly, has none left. Neighboring Oregon is said to have one, Washington five. Alaska, last refuge of the grizzly and the even greater Kadiak brown bear may soon be as bearless as California. Reason: next week (July 1) all restrictions on bear killing will be lifted. This piece of territorial legislation was backed by salmon packers who claimed depletion of streams; sheepmen who pointed to deaths in their flocks; farmers who said the bears...

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