Wyoming Amends Grizzly Hunt Numbers
Written by andrew-rossi on May 11, 2018
Wyoming has cut back slightly on its proposal for hunting grizzly bears in the state.
The new proposal reduces the number of female grizzly bears that can be hunted from two to one, but still allows for 10 male bears to be taken. Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik says the decision to cut back on the number of female bears that can be hunted is to ensure that the first grizzly hunt in the state in over 40 years is a conservative one.
However, a representative of a conservation group that opposes grizzly bear hunting says Wyoming’s proposed hunt is still aggressive and threatens continued recovery of the bears.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet in Lander on May 23rd to discuss and vote on a potential grizzly bear hunting season. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at The Inn in Lander, and the public is invited to attend and provide in-person comment.
In related news, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho. Under the plan approved Thursday, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15.