It’s bear hunting season and that’s always controversial. This year, the debate is especially fierce in Lake Tahoe where animal activists are accusing the state of Nevada of trapping bears for hunting.
In the past five years, Nevada wildlife officials have caught and moved more than 20 bears out of the Lake Tahoe area into the desert. The Nevada Wildlife Department says it’s got nothing to do with hunting, but its own data raises questions about the timing of the moves.
Video from the Nevada Department of Wildlife shows a bear being tranquilized after it was caught in a government trap on the east side of Lake Tahoe.
Wildlife officials were trying to catch a bear that had broken into a truck, but the owner said that was the wrong bear.
Even so, he was hauled 75 miles away to the high desert. The team uses rubber bullets and dogs to make the bear fear humans.