Learn to hunt bears at workshop in Ridgway, March 14
MONTROSE, Colo. — 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 14 in Ridgway.
Bear populations are healthy in western Colorado, providing hunters a unique hunting opportunity.
CPW’s district wildlife managers will lead the presentation on hunting Colorado’s black bears. They’ll discuss bear biology, hunting tactics, field dressing, rules and regulations, and human-bear conflict issues.
The majority of the bear harvest takes place in September when the animals are foraging heavily for acorns and berries in preparation for their winter hibernation. The greater Montrose area offers ideal habitat for bears; so a hunter’s chances of having a successful hunt are high ‒ if they know where to go.
The class will be held 6-8:30 p.m., March 14 at the Ridgway Town Hall, 201 N. Railroad. The class will be limited to 25 people, and registration is required. To register, call the Montrose Parks and Wildlife office at 970-252-6000.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.