Nevada Set to Have a 2012 Bear Season, With Changes
Carl Lackey is a biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, his specialty; black bears. He has seen a lot and his input is important to the Division of Wildlife when setting the season. This past year Nevada had a black bear season despite criticism. 2012 is set to have a season as well, but with some changes, brought on by residents and hunters.
Residents in the Tahoe Basin do not want hunters in the Tahoe area, so the Tahoe Basin Area will most likely be closed to hunters in 2012. Residents realize there are black bears, but they would rather face the dangers the black bears bring than the dangers hunters would bring.
Hunters with their dog's welfare in mind would like the season to start a month later. A lot of dogs were getting overheated in the early fall heat in 2011. By delaying the season a month, the hunters hope to alleviate some of the heat for their dogs.
The season shortening and Tahoe Basin exclusion go before the Nevada Wildlife Commission in Las Vegas early next month. The meeting is scheduled for February 3rd. The bear hunt quota numbers will be set in May. From KTVN.com.