Colorado residents will remember that in 1992 voters banned early black bear hunting seasons. Since then the increasing black bear population, has caught the eye of Rep-elect J. Paul Brown a recently elected Republican from Ignacio. According to a brief statement in the Durango Herald , Rep. Brown intends to introduce a bear hunting bill in the next legislative session.
“We’re having so many problems with bears in different places,” Brown said. “It kind of ties the hands of the Division of Wildlife so they don’t have the flexibility to allow hunting,”