After decades trying to rebuild black bear numbers in Tennessee, wildlife officials are opening up bear hunting on the Cumberland Plateau.
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State wildlife officials have been contemplating an expansion of black bear hunts as the creatures multiply around the country. However, a telephone survey finds the black bear is well-loved in Tennessee, and most people think there should be more of them, not less.
Wildlife officials don’t usually base hunting policies on how the public feels about an animal. But they are with the black bear.
A bear sighting this fall has become a big draw for Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Park rangers report a 50% spike in visitors.