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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  • by John Location: GJ on Dec 20, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    Slob Hunters like this guy are the reason I don't hunt any more.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2010 at 02:37 PM
    ok stan maybe you should go back to worrying about the trees and the whales.
  • by Flip on Dec 19, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    ethical, is the only things that goes here. and you do not have any...this it is murder and that is all...i guest in your eyes any thing is go for you
  • by stan Location: Colorado on Dec 18, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    Good jim. Stay out of colorado. Them rules and regs are for unethical hunters like you.
  • by more info Location: fruita on Dec 18, 2010 at 09:55 PM
    where is the rest of this story? this is very limited info. was the bear hibernating? when did this happen? it seems rude to go into his home a shoot him
  • by jim Location: whitewater on Dec 18, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    so whats next.. cant shoot deer or elk while its in its bed either..this is why i dont hunt in colorado anymore. too many rules and regs. my money goes elswhere.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2010 at 05:24 AM
    How is this any different than getting a trophy bull out of his bed and shooting him, come on people accept the fact he maybe got a record and your jealous.
  • by todd Location: fruita on Dec 17, 2010 at 06:05 PM
    well all i can say, he has bigger nards then me, you go crawl in a 700 lb bears den and kill it,hats off to ya buddy,
  • by really? on Dec 17, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    Everyone knows that once you make it back to "base" you should be safe! Come on every kid learns that in a game of tag! No different in hunting, if you make it back to base , then you should be safe! If I was the guy I would have lied and said I shot him as he tried to attack me!
  • by Teresa Location: Parachute on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM
    Now how exactly is this act sporting- in the den???? - thanks Richard for adding another black mark to an ethical hunter's reputation.
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