From Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Bear hunting seminar scheduled for Montrose
Montrose, Colorado - If you've ever wanted to hunt bears or if you want to improve your chances of harvesting one, plan to attend a workshop sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on March 30 in Montrose.
Tony Bonacquista, district wildlife manager in the Nucla area, will lead the presentation on hunting Colorado's black bears. He'll discuss bear biology, hunting tactics, field dressing, rules and regulations, and human-bear conflict issues.
"Bears are very challenging to hunt, but hunters who know where to look and how to hunt them can improve their success rates," Bonacquista said.
Bear populations are healthy throughout the Montrose area of western Colorado. During hunting season in the early fall bears are eating for up to 20 hours per day. They concentrate on acorns and berries, high-energy food sources they need to pack on the pounds in preparation for hibernation.
The class, which is limited to 25 people, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 30 at the Montrose Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2300 S. Townsend Ave. Cost for the workshop is $10 which includes lunch.
To register, call 970-252-6000.
For more information about hunting (in Colorado), see: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx.