Nevada's First-Ever Black Bear Hunt Becoming a Reality

From this story in the Mercury News:

RENO, Nev.----Despite opposition from wildlife advocates, the first black bear hunting season in Nevada history has moved a step closer to reality. Nevada Department of Wildlife staff has been directed to draft a regulation establishing a spring and fall hunt by state wildlife commissioners.

Commission Chairman Scott Raine says the panel plans to take final action on the regulation in December. Commissioners say Nevada is the only Western state without a bear hunt, and the state's bruin population is stable enough to allow for a limited one. Nevada is home to 200 to 300 bears along the eastern Sierra, with most in the Carson Range on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Critics question the safety of hunts around busy Lake Tahoe.

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