After hunters kill 874 sage grouse hens, Wyoming’s hunt questioned

After hunters kill 874 sage grouse hens, Wyoming’s hunt questioned

Hunters killed at least 874 greater sage grouse hens in Wyoming last year, prompting a state grouse team member to question the wisdom of allowing a hunt of the imperiled species. The state’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team is meeting Wednesday to address Brian Rutledge’s concerns. Rutledge is director of the National Audubon Society’s Sagebrush Ecosystem […]

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26 Grizzlies Captured, 18 Euthanized in Wyoming Last Year

26 Grizzlies Captured, 18 Euthanized in Wyoming Last Year

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured 26 grizzly bears and euthanized 18 of them throughout 2020. The department detailed the capture of the bears in its annual report on bear captures, relocations and removals in northwest Wyoming. Over 2020, the department captured 26 bears in 27 different events (one bear was captured twice) in […]

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Judge temporarily allows grizzly removal in Wyoming

Judge temporarily allows removal of grizzly bears in Wyoming

For now, the U.S. Forest Service can continue its grazing plan that includes removing grizzly bears from the Bridger-Teton National Forest in response to conflicts with livestock, a federal court decided. Plaintiffs challenged the Forest Service’s decision, made upon consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to allow the removal of up to 72 […]

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Yellowstone grizzlies being killed to protect Wyoming cows

Yellowstone grizzly bears being killed to protect Wyoming cows

There are tens of millions of cows in the U.S. but only about 700 grizzly bears in the remote and wild public lands known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that include and surround America’s first national park. Grizzlies are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act and the federal government is legally mandated to […]

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Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Bison have started to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park and into southwestern Montana where they could be the target of hunters attempting to reduce the herds’ population size by up to 900. Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin told the Associated Press the bison have moved into the Gardiner basin as part of their yearly migration. […]

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BLM Announces Plans to Destroy the Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd in 2019

Yesterday the BLM issued a press release on its Decision Record for the Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd in Utah. The BLM says “The objectives of the approved population control measures are to slow the herd’s population growth and achieve and maintain a balance between wild horses on the range and other public land resources.” […]

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Petition: Keep Gray Wolves Protected Under the Endangered Species Act

Before being listed as an endangered species in 1974, gray wolves nearly went extinct due to hunting, trapping, and habitat loss. Although their population has just barely recovered, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks to end their protections under the Endangered Species Act in the lower 48 states. If they are no longer protected, […]

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POLL: Should legal action be taken to protect grizzlies from trophy hunters?

POLL: Should legal action be taken to protect grizzlies from trophy hunters?

Conservation and animal advocacy organizations are taking legal action to protect grizzly bears in Wyoming from a newly passed law in the state that opens the door to hunting them for the first time in decades. There was once estimated to be 50,000 grizzly bears in the U.S., but by 1975, there were only 136 […]

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