State discussing rules after bear is shot in den

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CRAIG, Colo. (KKCO) - Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton says the hunter didn't break any rules. Hampton says the incident does raise "ethical issues."

The hunter, Richard Kendall of Craig, defends his decision. He says he waited outside the northwest Colorado den for five hours, hoping the bear would emerge, before crawling about 6 feet into it and seeing the bear.

Published reports indicate the bear weighed 703 pounds, about 50 percent more than most black bears.

The newspaper says preliminary measurements indicate the bear could set a state size record.

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