One tag will be issued through a controlled hunt in eastern part of state; random drawing limited to Idaho residents.
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Wyoming officials want to reduce the population of the state’s grizzly bears found on the fringes of their range, outside areas with federal restrictions on hunting. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering a 12-animal hunt on the fringes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. “We would be using hunting to reduce the population,” said Dan Thompson, who serves as…
JACKSON, Wyo. — Ken Mills didn’t seem fazed to have a deep-sleeping wolf riding shotgun. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist was on his 29th phone call since waking, and he relayed details of a record 11 wolves captured in a single day. The seat of his pickup was still wet from snow that melted off a sedated and…
His love of being out there is part of the reason Chad Dickinson is slated for his 24th consecutive summer of trapping grizzlies in Montana.
The rule impacts grizzly bears in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and the 20 million acre ecosystem, which includes Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Request seeks a temporary suspension of wolf hunting altogether and a 31-mile no-hunting “sacred resource protection safety zone” along the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park.