Feds Plan Huge Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

Outdoor recreation advocates praised a Trump administration proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing on 1.4 million acres in national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, but conservationists fear it could weaken wildlife protections in some areas.

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Feds Sued to Force Protections for 8 Endangered Species

The Trump administration failed to give Endangered Species Act protections to the longfin smelt, the eastern gopher tortoise and six other highly vulnerable species – even after finding that the wildlife qualified – conservationists claim in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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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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