Nevada Introduces Bill To Protect Black Bears

Nevada Dept. of Wildlife (NDOW), Bear Hunting Magazine

The Nevada Legislature opened their 120 day session on Monday and after passing a bill for $15 million to pay themselves for the session, 169 pre-filed bills were introduced. Among the Senate bills is one to make black bears a protected species. This comes just two years after the state's first authorized black bear hunt.

The introduction of this bill alsol comes less than a week after the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commission rejected a petition that would have outlawed the use of dogs by bear hunters.

About several hours of debate last Friday, commissioners voted 6-2 to reject the petition. Hounds will continue to be allowed during the bear hunt season in Nevada, which runs from September through December.

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