November 30, 2020

Colorado Bear Hairs Claim Much Larger Bear Population Than Once Thought

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“Apker said a bear population much greater than expected, combined with an explosion in Colorado’s human population over the last decade, means people living even in cities have good chances of encountering bears.

That means people must learn to tolerate some human-bear conflicts and learn to minimize or reduce the things that cause them, he said. Wildlife managers will be talking with communities about how many bears they want and how to achieve those goals using methods like hunting.

“We do sometimes have to make a decision,” Apker said. “Is this the number of bears that we’re comfortable with?””<<<Read More>>>

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