A Montana federal judge temporarily blocked a planned grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone National Park while he weighs the merits of a lawsuit seeking to bar hunting of the iconic animal.
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by Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com | Dec. 7, 2015
The country’s top wildlife official wrote state game chiefs in September agreeing the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear population could decline to 600 — 114 fewer than today’s count of 714 — once federal protections are lifted.
It’s official. Sen. Jon Tester got his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, now entitled “Montana Forest Jobs and Restoration Initiative” (see page 893), inserted into the $1.1 trillion Senate omnibus spending bill.