The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that organizers with NoBearHunt Nevada.org on Monday delivered 15,000 petition signatures opposing the hunt to Gov. Brian Sandoval in Carson City. The paper also reported that the governor will allow the hunt to proceed at planned.
A state district court judge earlier rejected a lawsuit filed by the group to stop the hunt.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has issued 41 bear hunting tags for the season that begins Saturday and runs through the end of December.
Regulations allow 20 bears to be killed and of those, no more than six can be female. The season will close once those limits are met.