Expanded bear hunt off table for now in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- An expanded bear hunting season in Colorado is off the table next year, according to a lawmaker who proposed the idea unsuccessfully this year.

Republican Representative J. Paul Brown of Ignacio told the Durango Herald that he will not try next session to partially overturn a voter-approved law that limits bear hunting to after Sept. 1.

Brown said he intends to wait a year to see some results from a population study Colorado Parks and Wildlife is conducting in southwest Colorado.

Brown said he suggested changing the hunt because of an increase in human-bear conflicts. There were two separate bear attacks in the Aspen area on Friday and Saturday, one that left a camper in the hospital.

(Copyright 2011 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by JJ Location: GJ on Aug 21, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    As people move into the mountains the habitat disappears and conflicts are more surely to increase. Letting voters decide what actions should be taken is foolish. What, if anything that should be done must be the decision of the people that deal with wildlife on a daily basis. You have to make decisions based on facts, not what bleeding hearts want! As an outdoorsman (we), my family, friends and I have noticed a big increase in bear sightenings more recently. This will continue until the people who are paid to make logical and scientific decisions are allowed to do just that. Other states have gone to the voters on many wildlife issues and of course the results were a disaster! People just never learn.....
  • by voting taxpayer Location: gj on Aug 21, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    This is more of what I keep saying.The cost to taxpayers and taxpayers lives for a problem the colo parks&wildlife BLM,DOW,NP,F/S all created.With our tax dollars.Now the taxpayer pays for the completely obvious and commonsense thing to undo.People cut EPA not Military.These guys are so bad.What a waste.
  • by TLC on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    Bring back Spring Bear. Problem solved.
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