Bear hunt curbed

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Norway’s Ministry of the Environment has rejected applications to continue the culling of bears in Trøndelag and Hedmark counties.

The ministry turned down an appeal from the  farmers’ union in Nord-Trondelag and the grazers’ association in Lauvdal, as well as a number of local municipalities in Hedmark County, to overturn an earlier decision.

Several local authorities in Hedmark have demanded bigger quotas to shoot bears, not least after recent incidents of bears roaming onto residential property.

On Wednesday the issue was raised in Parliament during Question Hour. The rejection was in accordance with a decision made by the Directorate for Nature Management earlier this year.

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