Increase in licenses reflects concern over black bear numbers

Research indicates Colorado has more black bears than earlier estimated, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is targeting a program to reduce the state’s bear numbers.



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Research indicates Colorado has more black bears than earlier estimated, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is targeting a program to reduce the state’s bear numbers.

It’s not a good time to be a black bear in western Colorado. After years of seeing the state’s black bear population grow amidst a chorus of complaints from hunters, livestock…




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