Keep an eye on bear hunts in Colorado, Massachusetts

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Keep an eye on bear hunts in Colorado, Massachusetts

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:46 am

Keep an eye on bear hunts in Colorado, Massachusetts

...As a result, the worst-case scenarios for bear conflicts 15 year ago have become the "new normal" in recent years, Colorado this fall is increasing its bear hunting permits by 26 percent! And even though Colorado's hunting terrain is far more conducive than Maine's for stalking bears, state observers are doubtful that this fall's hunt will cull enough bears to stem the bear population boom.

Meanwhile, closer to home in Massachusetts, booming bear numbers, even close to urban areas, have forced the state this fall to declare a new statewide bear hunt, in fact three separate seasons, September, November and December! According to South Shore outdoor writer Randy Julius, his state's bear numbers are on the rise significantly. Thirty years ago, his state's bear numbers were estimated to be in the low hundreds; bears now number more than 4,000 in this highly populated state.

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