Nevada Pushes Forward With First Black Bear Hunt
It appears that despite some resistance, Nevada's first black bear hunt will be moving forward this fall. As planned, the hunt will have 45 tags total and no more than 20 bears can be taken with no more than 6 females. The Las Vegas Sun has a write up on the planned hunt.
Roughly 300 black bears are in Nevada, mostly along the foothills of Lake Tahoe, said state Department of Wildlife spokesman Doug Nielsen. The population grows by about 16 percent each year. The bears can be problematic for residents in northwestern Nevada, so a hunting season is a good way to control nuisances, Nielsen said. "Bears are very adept at coming into homes," he said.