Utah Adds More Permits For 2011Utah DWR, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Utah Wildlife Board unanimously voted to approve 53 more permits to hunt black bears for the 2011 season. There increased the total number of permits to 419.
Division of Wildlife Resources Game Mammals Coordinator Justin Dolling says about 40 percent of hunters take a bear each year. The black bear populations are increasing and more permits are needed to control this.
The board also approved limited hunts with a harvest goal for 2012. Those hunts have a limited number of permits, but the hunt doesn't end until a specific number of bears have been killed.