05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Bear Hunting: Division of Wildlife To Issue More Permits In Effort To Ease Conflicts With Humans

More bear hunting licenses will be issued for the upper Roaring Fork Valley in September to try to reduce the population and ease conflicts with humans if a proposal by the Colorado Division of Wildlife staff is adopted.

The wildlife division staff recommended that roughly 1,200 bear tags -- nearly twice as many as issued in recent years -- be awarded this year, according to Perry Will, area wildlife manager. Last year 630 licenses were available.

The Colorado Wildlife Commission will consider the proposal at the end of March.

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