Bear Hunting

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

Lawmaker Wants Study On Managing Colorado Bear Population

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.

03/27/2015

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

Colorado To Update High Country Plan For Bears

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.

02/11/2015

A bear in Estes Park (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Seek Changes To Colorado Bear-Hunting Season

Colorado’s black bear population is booming, and state lawmakers are grappling with what to do to reduce conflicts between humans and the animals.

02/09/2015

Tom Hansch of Roxborough Park took these photos of black bears on May 16, 2010. "The mamma has 3 new cubs all of which are light brown in color," he wrote.

Expanded Bear Hunt Off Table For Now

An expanded bear hunting season in Colorado is off the table next year, according to a lawmaker who proposed the idea unsuccessfully this year.

08/21/2011

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Bill Expanding Colorado Bear Hunt Dates Dies

A bill allowing more time for bear hunting in Colorado has died as this year’s legislative session winds down.

05/11/2011

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Lawmaker To Drop Proposed Spring Bear Hunt

A Colorado legislator says he’ll change his bill on hunting bears to drop a provision that would allow killing bears in the spring.

04/21/2011

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State Lawmakers Consider Allowing More Bear Hunting

State lawmakers are considering a measure allowing more bear hunting.

04/13/2011