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There Was Nothing Sportsmanlike About Shooting Bear Just Waking Up

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / April 21, 2007

I tend to believe that the "sportsman" who shot the bear coming out of its den got just what he deserved ("Three well-placed shots end fierce mauling of hunter," April 18). Talk about shooting fish in a barrel. Think what it would be like to have someone standing beside your bed, hitting you upside the head just as you start to get up. Regardless that the bear had a perfect spring pelt, I expect that the bear would have been happy to continue showing off his own fur. There surely must be a better way of proving yourself than to kill an animal just waking up and coming out of a hole. Why?

---- Jack Ozment / Sitka

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