The State of Nevada has never allowed the legal hunting of bears but with the growing population it has taken steps to allow the hunting of the Western Black Bear. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will take a final vote in December to set a starting date and quota on bear hunting.
There have been hurdles and opposition from wildlife advocates and PETA regarding the hunting but it does not appear to be enough to stop the board from approving the hunting of the bears.
Nevada is currently the only western state without a hunting season for bears and is looking for more ways to create monies for government and public businesses that have been hit hard with the economy in a tailspin.
Nevada has the lowest population in the west of the black bears but the population has been growing at a 16% per year rate and biologists believe a small hunting season would not hurt the overall bear population.