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 U.S. Forest Service has closed 11 backcountry campsites near Aspen because of bears.
A sheriff’s deputy is recovering from severe wounds after being attacked by a bear in Aspen over the weekend.
Wildlife officials are reminding Coloradoans that black bears have awakened from their winter naps and are in search of food.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced in a statement that it saved 54 animals throughout the United States and Mexico from inhumane conditions in 2013.
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.