Legislators eye bear-hound rules after Ripton attack

Editor’s note: This story is third in a series. The first, “Bear-hunting hounds attack hikers and pup,” was published on October 31, 2019; the second, “Bear-hound attack shocks hunting community,” was published on November 7, 2019. On November 26, 2019, Christopher Ross spoke to VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about this story during Morning Edition; click here to listen. VERMONT — State lawmakers have promised to scrutinize the laws that regulate hunting bear with dogs. This comes after a pack of bear-hounds attacked … (read more)

Editorial: Hounds and what ‘control’ means

Right from the start of reporter Christopher Ross’s series of stories on the bear hounds that attacked a couple and their black, furry puppy in the U.S. Forest off the Ripton-Goshen road in mid-October, it was apparent any solution would revolve around ma … (read more)

Bear-hound attack shocks hunting community

Editor’s note: This story is second in a series. The first, “Bear-hunting hounds attack hikers and pup,” was published on October 31, 2019. VERMONT — Members of the bear-hound hunting community, along with state officials, have expressed shock over an Oct … (read more)

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