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Give Cubs a Chance

By Staff | Sep 8, 2021

Editor, Tyler Star News

A petition to: The WV Division of Natural Resources to stop the spring and summer chasing of WV black bear with packs of dogs.

“Did you know that the WV Division of Natural Resources allows resident bear hunters to use packs of dogs to chase bear year round? Sows and subs are especially vulnerable in the spring and summer months. Being chased by a pack of hunting dogs is one of many stressors that they may encounter at this time. When chased, sows with young cubs can be separated, resulting in orphaned or killed cubs. ALL wildlife deserves a chance to raise their young without being harassed.”

“I’m 60 years old and I’ve been a squirrel hunter for the past 55 years. I am not anti-hunting. I am a WV native and I love WV and have always eaten wild game as a healthy choice. The act of chasing sows and cubs with packs of dogs for ‘sport’ or ‘pleasure’ in spring and summer is wrong and needs to stop. Please sign and share this petition”

The petition can be found at www.change.org/p/wv-division-of-natural-resources-give-cubs-a-chance

— Eddie Fletcher, Williamsburg WV