No grizzly hunt, for now

By Amy Brunvand

Just two days before the scheduled start, a federal judge temporarily halted plans to hunt grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area.

The Trump administration had stripped endangered species protection from Yellowstone grizzlies as a favor to wealthy trophy hunters. Wyoming and Idaho had already issued hunting licenses for grizzlies that leave Yellowstone and Teton National Parks.

“The bears should not be killed in a hunting season made possible by an illegal government decision,” said an attorney for EarthJustice.

EarthJustice: earthjustice.org

This article was originally published on October 8, 2018.