Please contact members of the Administration Regulation Review Subcommittee and urge them to support our state biologists in expanding bear hunting in Kentucky!
Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- On Tuesday, July 14th, the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee will be considering modifications to expand the bear hunting season, quotas, and geographic range that may be hunted.
These changes have been prompted by and based upon recommendations by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and their wildlife biologists. Under the proposed changes, the current quota of 25 bears harvested per year would be increased to 35.
KY Fish and Wildlife Resources shows through data and scientific research, that the increase in harvest numbers are supported by a significant increase in a healthy black bear population. The black bear population of Big South Fork increased by an exceptionally high rate of 18.3% from 1998 to 2012, and is thriving under current conservation efforts. Genetic research has also shown that there is significant migration and breeding between the bear populations of Kentucky and those of neighboring states, which also have robust bear populations.
As a result, this slight increase in bear …read more