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In a disappointing vote, on June 5, the Utah Wildlife Board approved holding a crow hunt this fall. The Board members were split 3 to 2.

Earlier, the members of the Regional Advisory Council meeting for Utah’s northern region had voted 9 to 3 against the proposed crow hunt, giving some hope to opponents of the hunt that it might be voted down by the Wildlife Board. But that was not to be. All the other RAC meetings for regions throughout the state had approved holding the hunt. Most of these meetings had been held early in May.

Around 90 people showed up for the June 5 Wildlife Board meeting, among the largest turn-outs ever for these meetings, and the vast majority of members of the public who attended opposed the crow hunt. Thirty people spoke, being allowed three minutes each, citing a number of reasons why the crow hunt…

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