From this story in the Las Vegas Sun:
_… The one-year harvest cannot exceed 20 bears and only six bears can be female, meaning if the first six bears tagged are female, the season would end early. The regulations come less than two months after the nine-member Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted Dec. 4 to create the state's first bear hunting season, despite opposition from animal rights groups who claim Nevada's bear population should not be hunted. Roughly 300 black bears are in Nevada, mostly along the foothills of Lake Tahoe, said state Department of Wildlife spokesman Doug Nielsen. The population grows by about 16 percent each year.
_The bears can be problematic for residents in northwestern Nevada, so a hunting season is a good way to control nuisances, Nielsen said.