Petition Calls for Delaying Hunt | Big Horn Basin Media

Petition Asks Governor To Put Off Grizzly Hunt

Written by on May 14, 2018

The National Parks Conservation Association has turned in a petition with about 33,000 signatures calling on Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to put off or curtail a planned grizzly bear hunt.
Stephanie Adams of the National Parks Conservation Association says her organization is concerned that the hunt will jeopardize the grizzly population. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that just 413 of the petition’s signatures originated in Wyoming.
Wyoming’s proposed hunt will be considered by the state Game and Fish Commission at its meeting on May 23rd in Lander. It would set a hunting quota of 10 males and one female grizzly in areas adjacent to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, with additional permits available statewide.
Idaho also recently approved a hunt for one male grizzly, and Montana decided not to hold a hunt this year.

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