"Confusion surrounded the "predator control" initiative as well. Some who voted no on Measure 2 thought they were banning the practice, when in fact it took a yes vote to stop private hunters from gunning wolves and bears from the air.
Measure 2 may have gone down to defeat anyway, as urban hunters astutely made allies with rural Natives, even though the two camps have spent years battling over subsistence hunting rights. A spate of bear attacks in the state's largest city might have helped quell voters' sympathies for the animals being targeted by aerial hunters."
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