Colorado lawmakers have rejected a proposal to expand the black bear hunting season – but they’re moving ahead with a measure asking state wildlife authorities to study the matter.
A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans.
The Roaring Fork Valley has been the epicenter for bear encounters with people, and now state officials want to hear from the public on what to do about it at meeting Wednesday evening in Glenwood Springs.
Colorado’s black bear population is booming, and state lawmakers are grappling with what to do to reduce conflicts between humans and the animals.
An expanded bear hunting season in Colorado is off the table next year, according to a lawmaker who proposed the idea unsuccessfully this year.
A bill allowing more time for bear hunting in Colorado has died as this year’s legislative session winds down.
A Colorado legislator says he’ll change his bill on hunting bears to drop a provision that would allow killing bears in the spring.
State lawmakers are considering a measure allowing more bear hunting.