Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bears

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters.

The U.S.-Russia Polar Bear Commission increased the harvest level for bears in the Chukchi Sea from 58 to 85 bears split between the two countries.

The decision came after the commission heard new estimates of the bear population. The commission met last week in Egvekinot (eeg-VEK-in-not) in Chukotka, Russia.

Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bears

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