Brown’s Bear Bill Fails in Colorado
After getting through the initial vote in the Colorado house, Bill 1294, to allow hunting black bears starting in June, is set to die. The bill would've kept in place previous regulations of not hunting with dogs, bait, or killing bears with cubs. This bill would have allowed more flexibility for the Colorado Division of Wildlife to deal with the growing black bear population. Brown will try again according to The Durango Herald.
“I really believe the Division of Wildlife needs to have more flexibility on bear hunting to take care of some of these problem bears,” Brown said. “I don’t want to hurt other legislators because of it, but we have to take care of some of these human-bear conflicts.”