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Governor Huntsman Open to Change Bear Safety Policy

Governor Huntsman Open to Change Bear Safety Policy

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(KSL News) Governor Jon Huntsman is among those who are saddened and horrified by this week's bear attack. At his monthly KUED news conference, the Governor expressed condolences to the family of Samuel Ives. But he also said he is open to changing existing procedures, if necessary, to reduce the risk of future bear attacks.

Governor Huntsman says, "Beyond going by the book, which is of course what everybody did, if there is something more we need to do in terms of notifications. And believe me, we will do everything necessary to save human life."

Huntsman says wildlife managers have told him drought conditions are forcing wildlife closer to people, as animals search for food.

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