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Reader Can't Bear Article on Hunting

November 24, 1990

Some years ago, I worked at a sporting goods store. I had been processing California bear-hunting licenses for a week or so. One day, while going over yet another application, I noticed, for the first time, the image of the California bear printed on every license. Then it hit me: I had been giving out licenses to kill the symbol of the state of California!

I thought it was funny, but the guys at the store, not unlike the hunters in your article, didn't see any problem with gunning down the state animal, provided they possessed a license from the state to do so.

Makes you proud to be a Californian, doesn't it?

NICK SANTANGELO, Long Beach

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