The Colorado bear hunting season could see significant changes if a proposed bill is passed.
A newly proposed bill created by lawmakers could drastically change the Colorado bear hunting season.
The bill’s sponsor feels there needs to be changes to the Colorado bear hunting regulations due to the animals’ increasing populations and frequent interactions with humans.
Currently up for a House committee vote, the bill would shorten the Colorado bear hunting season by three months, while moving the season into the summer and fall months. The proposed bill would also allow hunters to use liquid scent as bait.
Representative Yeulin Willett told reporters the use of scent will help those participating in the Colorado bear hunting season to better identify whether or not their prey is a mother. Under the bill, the season for bear hunting would take place during August, September, and October, which would be more effective in controlling the animals’ population.
Currently the Colorado bear hunting season runs from Sept. 2 to February.