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Trophy Hunting Harms Grizzly Bears

For the first time in over 40 years, Yellowstone’s grizzly bears will be subjected to trophy hunting. Hunting was ended back in 1975 with institution of Endangered Species Act protections, but aggressively resurrected by wildlife managers the moment those protections were removed during fall of 2017 and management authority turned over by the federal government to the states. Wyoming is positioning itself to be the main perpetrator of hunting, although Idaho, every bit as regressive, is rapidly catching up. These states are billing their hunting plans as “conservative,” which is simply bald-face propaganda. I wrote recently about the more immediate and prospective population-level impacts of

Wyoming Plans to Slaughter Grizzly Bears

During the second week of March, Wyoming wildlife managers released what they called “draft” plans and regulations for trophy hunting grizzly bears. A map delineating hunting areas was released shortly after, on March 12th. These formal releases were accompanied by a Public Relations push, most notably a lengthy interview with Brian Nesvik, Wyoming’s Chief Game Warden, by the Casper Star Tribune. This interview would lead an uncritical reader to conclude that Wyoming was being procedural, reasonable, and cautious in its approach to hunting grizzly bears—that Wyoming was launched on the path of sustainable prudent management. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, Nesvik’s intervie

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