From the Albany Democrat-Herald As it has every session for nearly two decades, the Oregon Legislature is again taking a look at the 1994 voter-approved ban on the use of dogs to hunt bears and cougars, and the use of bait to harvest bears. House Bill 2624 would allow a county to opt out of the bans — which don’t apply to the elimination of problem animals — if voters in that county wanted to; the vote could be either on an initiative petition or on a measure referred to voters by the county’s governing body. The bill, as well …
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