Colorado Looking To Up Bear LicensesCO Division Of Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Colorado Wildlife Commission will consider a proposal by the end of March to issue 1,200 bear tags this coming hunting season. The proposal comes a year after wildlife officials killed a record 20 bears in Aspen because of human encounters.
They are considering nearly doubling the number of bear hunting licenses available to try to control the bear population and reduce human/bear run-ins.
Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton says hunters killed 33 bears last year. He stated that increasing the number of bear hunting licenses will not necessarily mean more bears will be killed.