Everyone has now seen the image of the bear falling out of a tree in Boulder, Colo., and now hunters and wildlife officials are hoping the attention could lead to a spring bear season in Colorado.
The now-famous incident, coupled with a new one where a black bear was found in a tree in Steamboat Springs has lead many in the sporting world in Colorado to urge their state legislators to reinstate the spring season, which was last held in 1992. Many other nearby states, such as Montana and Idaho, have a spring hunt. And some believe that a spring season could help eliminate the human-bear interactions.
“They’re the troublemakers,” Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins said according to Outdoor Hub. “We’ve got a lot of problems with yearlings this year.”
We’ll let you know if Colorado actually takes up the issue. –Brian McClintock
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