Nevada's First Black Bear Hunt Gets Contentious
Last December Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners unanimously approved the state's first black bear hunt after careful review of the state's black bear population. However those opposed to the hunt are gearing up to fight the potential hunt planned for this coming August through December. The Reno Gazette Journal has the full story.
Ann Bryant of Lake Tahoe’s Bear League, a nonprofit formed to address human-bear conflicts, said she will continue to fight the proposal. A new group, “No Bear Hunt Nevada,” was recently formed, and members will travel to Las Vegas for Friday's [Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners] meeting, Bryant said. Members have also contacted the office of Gov. Brian Sandoval to try to derail the hunt. If unsuccessful in stopping the hunt outright, Bryant said critics will try to prevent it in heavily used recreation areas like Lake Tahoe. “We’re not going to give in yet,” Bryant said. “We’re totally opposed to it. We don’t think it’s a done deal.”