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A hunter fires during a sighting-in and test-firing for the upcoming deer hunting season in Joliet, Ill., 2011. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
Hunting is becoming the sport that dare not speak its name.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D o you know what scares an American outdoorsman more than a grizzly bear? Twitter.

In the late summer and early autumn, the hunting world had its eyes on the courts: The Trump administration had issued new guidance that would permit the hunting of brown bears (popularly known as grizzly bears), including in the areas around Yellowstone National Park. A lawsuit supported by animal-rights activists and anti-hunting ideologues was under way to prevent the planned hunt. As the proposed hunting season neared, it was unclear whether anybody would actually be permitted to shoot a brown bear, or whether a judge would put


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