We have received the mortality reports on the 5 bears killed thus far in the 2012 bear hunt. Opening day saw the only and first female reported killed to date. She was a 12 year old sow, blonde except for a dark un…derside, with her hair missing on one foot. Perhaps she had survived a fire. Her last day must have been spent in unspeakable horror. Spacey and slow from beginning a slow down of physiology pre hibernation, not an animal evolved for running to begin with, she was chased with packs of dogs until they probably treed her, where she was then shot with a bow and arrow. The slow bleed till her death could have resulted in her falling from the tree still alive and being further malled by dogs as she bled to death. Often dogs are injured as well in these encounters as a bear fights for its life. The hunter “harvested” her head and hide to have a trophy to show for his day of sporting pleasure. This is what the NV Wildlife Commission and Dept sanction. This bear “belonged” to all of the people, but did all of the people support this? NO, the majority of Nevadans strongly oppose this hunt. At www.nobearhuntnv.org, you can find a link to your legislator on the Activist Tool Box page. Contact them and let them know Nevada’s wildlife Should be managed by ALL Nevadans, not those who have no more vision than to rule against the rest of us and claim bears must be hunted to be conserved. We can do better.