Bear season tally: 9 males, 5 females |

Bear season tally: 9 males, 5 females

RENO – (AP) Nevada’s inaugural bear hunting season has drawn to a close, with hunters killing 14 black bears.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says nine males and five females were killed by hunters between Aug. 20 and Saturday, when the season ended.

Under regulations established by state wildlife commissioners, the season would have closed earlier had a sixth female been killed or a total of 20 bears been killed before Saturday.

Healy says commissioners will meet in February to establish this year’s season dates and in May to set the quota for how many bears can be killed.

Kathryn Bricker, executive of, says her group believes the hunt is not biologically sustainable and plans to further mount opposition to it this year.

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