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House approves cougar hunt bill


SALEM -- The Oregon House has approved a bill that would allow counties to opt out of a ban on the use of dogs to hunt cougars if voters approve the exemption in a county election.



A statewide ban on the use of dogs to hunt cougars has been in place since Oregon voters approved it in 1994.



The House on April 23 approved House Bill 2624 by a vote of 40-19.



The bill now goes to the Senate.



--Mitch Lies



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