Colorado Bans Hunting Denned Bears
Following a record book bear hunt last fall, the Colorado Wildlife Commission unanimously decided to ban the hunting of bears in a den. The hunt sparked debate about hunting ethics and calls by some for increased regulation of bear hunting. The Denver Post has a write up about the new law and some additional changes for the upcoming season.
The Colorado Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a regulation Thursday banning the hunting or harassment of black bears in their dens. The new regulation, which takes effect July 1, is designed to "maintain and increase public support for wildlife management by emphasizing safety and fair chase."