Despite Opposition, Wyoming Approves Hunt of Grizzlies

On Wednesday, the commission overseeing the Wyoming Game and Fish Department voted 7-0 to go ahead with a hunt of up to 22 grizzly bears this fall outside Yellowstone and Teton National Parks; This, in spite of receiving more than 185,000 public comments opposing the hunt after it was proposed in March.

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Agencies Rush Strategy to Delist Endangered Grizzly Bear

As grizzly bears move from the northern ranges of Montana onto the plains, wildlife agencies are scrambling to remove the population from endangered species protection. But opponents of the delisting have hinted that legal challenges and regulatory hurdles lie ahead.

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Don’t Tell Us How to Hunt, Alaska Tells Washington

Alaska sued the United States for telling it how its subsistence hunters and trappers can hunt bears, caribou and wolves on its 100 million acres of federal land. “Alaskans depend on wildlife for food,” the state’s attorney general said, and Washington cannot “control Alaskans’ way of life and how Alaskans conduct their business.”

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