Bill exepts Co wildlife officials from ban.


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Nov 28, 2001
Bill Exempts Colorado Wildlife Officials From Bear Ban
Colorado Wildlife officials and other government agents would be exempt from a ban on killing black bears during spring and summer under a compromise that was given tentative approval last week by the state Senate. House Bill 1221 (HB 1221) also exempts any person who kills a black bear in defense of life or property.

HB 1221 is a compromise on a plan that would’ve allowed wildlife officials to issue licenses for hunting problem bears during the summer. State wildlife officers say that the bill is needed to prevent people from ignoring hunting restrictions and firing at bears from their porches.

Under the compromise, agents from the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture would be exempted and would be allowed to kill problem bears, if necessary.