RENO (AP) — Nevada’s bear-hunting season opened Sunday with no reports of any bears taken, but state wildlife officials confirm two were killed by cars.
One, a cub, was struck in Incline Village. The other, a 5-year-old female, was killed in Verdi west of Reno.
Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says this is the time of year when bear activity is on the rise.
Forty-five tags have been issued for the hunting season running Sept. 15 to Dec. 31, or until the statewide quota of 20 bears is reached.
Eleven were killed last year and 14 were bagged during Nevada’s first bear-hunting season in 2011.