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New Ways to Hunt Black Bears

More hunters can hunt black bears in Utah this year. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain

New plan provides hunters with new opportunities

Salt Lake City — Starting this spring, bear hunters will have opportunities they’ve never had before in Utah.

The new opportunities have been made possible through a new bear management plan the Utah Wildlife Board approved in 2011.

John Shivik, mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the plan is giving more people a chance to hunt bears in Utah. “At the same time,” Shivik says, “the plan provides some important safeguards to keep the state’s bear populations healthy and safe.” Continue reading New Ways to Hunt Black Bears