More bears, more licenses

Grand Mesa licenses triple in past three years

Research indicates the state’s bear population is in the 16,000 to 18,000 range, and last week the state Parks and Wildlife Commission approved an increase in bear hunting licenses. Hunters this year are predicted to kill around 1,400 bears.



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Research indicates the state’s bear population is in the 16,000 to 18,000 range, and last week the state Parks and Wildlife Commission approved an increase in bear hunting licenses. Hunters this year are predicted to kill around 1,400 bears.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission’s approval May 9 of more black bear licenses for Grand Mesa is part of a statewide plan to rein in a bear population that may have gotten out…




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