A lot of people have called Colorado Parks and Wildlife encountering bears over the past few weeks.
It’s spring time in the Rockies and with a long winter behind them, the bears are back and they’re hungry.
The number of bear-human encounters is down significantly this year in part because natural food sources aren’t as hard to find.
State wildlife officials in the high country say the weather in upcoming weeks will be critical in determining what bear season will be like.
With an estimated 16,000 bears in Colorado, one of the state’s most celebrated towns sits in the heart of bear habitat.
Black bears are at it again in Aspen after causing something of a sensation back in 2009.