Colorado Spring Bear Hunt Bill Amended
According to the Durango Herald, Rep. J. Paul Brown has amended his black bear hunting bill and stripped the spring hunting season. Brown amended the bill after being pressured by animal advocates.
The Division of Wildlife’s chief testified his agency probably would push for limited bear hunting in August, and Brown said that plan matches his intent to give the DOW more power to target problem bears. His bill leaves in place the voter-approved bans on killing mother bears with cubs or hunting bears with bait or dogs.