Swedish hunters shoot nearly 50 bears as annual hunt begins

The bear-hunting season was already over by 10am in the county of Värmland, with the two bears in the regional hunters’ quota already shot. By 3pm, 20 of the 48 bears to be shot in Dalarna had already been killed and 19 out of 50 permitted by authorities in Gävleborg. 
“Yes, it’s definitely a record,”  Per Larsson, a wildlife official with the Värmland county government, told Swedish broadcaster SVT. He said the bears shot were both male, with the first weighing some 200…
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