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State and federal agencies have agreed on a plan to color mark troublemaking bears that frequent the Russian River area, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
The plan is to chemically immobilize bears and dye their coats with bright color markings to allow managers and anglers to be able to identify specific bears. The point is to find out which bears cause trouble and which stay away from people.
The agencies are also promoting the "stop, chop and throw" to prevent bears from being habituated to finding easy to obtain food where anglers gut their fish.
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