Grizzly Hunting Meeting Tonight
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 10, 2018
A meeting at the Holiday Inn tonight in Cody will focus on grizzly bear hunting.
The Game and Fish Department will be holding a public hearing on current draft grizzly bear hunting regulations tonight at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The public is invited to attend and give their input regarding the first hunting season for this formerly endangered species since 1975.
Up to 24 grizzlies could be killed this fall if the Game and Fish Commission approves the new draft regulations. At this time, the draft states that licenses will be $6,000 for a non-resident, and $600 for residents. Of the 24 licenses that could be available, 6 would be set aside for non-residents.
Wildlife officials estimate that there are over 700 grizzlies in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The idea of hunting the animals has been highly controversial for the last ten years, as they have been placed off, then back on, the endangered species list.
The Game and Fish Commission will be voting on the draft regulations at their meeting in Lander at the end of April.