The November to December hunt probably takes place too late in the year for grizzly bears to seek out animal remains that hunters leave behind
Grand Teton National Park
A large swath of the high Tetons, including the north and west slopes of the iconic Cathedral Group, will be closed to the public as aerial gunners contracted by the park spend up to a week locating and shooting at the approximately 100 goats.
“We’ve got a management responsibility to maintain the native species, which is the bighorn sheep.”
Park biologist spotted grizzly bears feeding on carcasses of three elk, at least one that was killed by a hunter.
The decision follows months of public meetings and discussions.
Of the approximately 33,000 signatures on the petition, about 400 originated within Wyoming.
Would be the first grizzly bear hunting in the lower 48 states in more than 40 years.
In 2016, Wyoming recorded 223 cases of conflicts between grizzly bears and humans outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the Wind River Indian Reservation. It was by far the highest number of conflicts among the three states in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Montana had 118, and Idaho just two last year.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)JACKSON, Wyo. — John Stephenson stood atop a boulder in a steep talus field high above Jenny Lake, turning a VHF tracking antenna from side to side. To a layman the fuzzy beeps that bounced back sounded like a whole lot of nothing. To the Grand Teton National Park wildlife biologist, they told the tale…
The rule impacts grizzly bears in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and the 20 million acre ecosystem, which includes Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.