posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 01:25 PM
My bottom line:
Of the species that are regularly hunted during 'open' seasons, like deer, ducks, geese, moose and, yes, black bears, it is the most dearly held
objective that these populations are healthy and numerous. Organizations such as 'Ducks Unlimited' do extensive work protecting wetlands, for
instance, so that the flocks are not impacted by human encroachment. The same can be said for migratory routes (elk, wolves, bear, buffalo) by the
efforts of groups such as Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) among many others.
You can thank such efforts for the preservation of 'wild spaces', even though they can sometimes seem to go overboard.
That a loved black bear which is more a popular curiosity than a healthy specimen may be sadly missed is understandable, so I sympathize with those
who loved it, but it is a black bear taken legally during an open season.