The U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 47 to overturn a law that forbids the hunting of wild animals that are in hibernation.
The regulations enforced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) were put in place to prevent excessive hunting, protect animals during the hibernation phase, and stop the killing of mothers and their offspring.
It also removes the prohibition on hunting from the air (shooting animals from an airplane or helicopter).
All of these hunting methods were formerly banned.
The protective measures were enacted during the previous administration.