"Biden Moves to End Doughnut Lures and Other Bear Hunting Tactics in Alaska"

"A new rule proposed by the administration would also bar hunters from invading wolf dens to kill pups."

"WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is moving to prohibit hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting black bears with doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot hibernating bears and cubs in their dens, techniques allowed by the Trump administration but considered inhumane by conservationists.

A rule proposed by the National Park Service on Friday would essentially restore restrictions that existed during the Obama administration but were gutted under President Donald J. Trump.

Under the new policy, hunters on Alaska wildlife preserves would also no longer be able to kill adult wolves and pups in their dens, or use motorboats to shoot swimming caribou."

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times January 6, 2023.

Source: NYTimes, 01/09/2023