The bears are back. They’re coming out of hibernation, and just Monday one was found shot to death in Snowmass Village. On Tuesday a bear appeared in Boulder.
Temperatures rising into the 70s in some areas are bringing some of Colorado’s black bears out of hibernation early.
An expanded bear hunting season in Colorado is off the table next year, according to a lawmaker who proposed the idea unsuccessfully this year.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is launching a five-year study of black bears in the Durango area to help determine how to reduce conflicts between humans and bears.