Grizzly Hunt Tags Issued
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 27, 2018
Tag results are now available for the 2018 grizzly bear hunt.
An expected 22 tags will be given out by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Over 7,000 people, including those who oppose the hunt, applied for the opportunity to draw a tag for Wyoming’s first such event in 44 years.
One of those opponents who beat the odds to draw a tag is a fierce critic of grizzly bear hunting who has made a career photographing the animals. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Thursday that Tom Mangelsen drew No. 8 on an issuance list that will allow up to 10 grizzly hunters into the field starting Sept. 15. He was up against 3,500 Wyoming residents and 2,327 nonresidents vying for a shot at the tags.
Mangelsen was among scores of people from around the country who applied for the tags as a means of civil disobedience intended to slow the hunt, but wildlife managers say the tactic is legal.
The hunt for which Mangelsen’s tag is valid will end after the first female bear is killed. Up to 10 male grizzlies can be killed.
Anyone who applied for the tag can check their application on the Game & Fish Department website. Officials say they’ll begin contacting successful applicants beginning Monday, June 30th, with more information.