In two widely diverse cultures, bears are being protected from hunters who enter their dens and shot them. In Russia, hunters will no longer be allowed to enter the dens of hibernating bears to shoot them. Bears give birth over winter. Therefore, when hunters shoot the mothers, the cubs are left orphaned often resulting in their deaths.
In Colorado, the Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved draft regulations prohibiting hunting of bears in their dens. The final vote will come May 5. Please write the commission chairman letting him know you support this regulation.
Tim Glenn, Chairman
Division of Wildlife Headquarters
Denver, Colorado, 80216