Monday, August 24, 2009

Colorado Finding Strategies for Problem Bears

Colorado wildlife officers are trying to find ways to handle the increase in human-bear conflicts, such as maulings, break-ins, and one fatality that have occurred this summer in Colorado. Colorado Division of Wildlife officers have had to kill 25 "problem" bears, and they're considering strategies for thinning the state's bear population, such as "adverse conditioning" or hunting. Read the article in the Denver Post.

To teach Coloradans about living with bears in Colorado, the CDW has created a Living with Bears online resource center. The resource includes links to such publications as a "Bearproofing Your Home" fact sheet and "Camping and Hiking in Bear Country." The CDW's website also contains a section about hunting and licensing in Colorado.

For additional links to Colorado government agencies, check out our guide.

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