No grizzly hunt, for now

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No grizzly hunt, for now

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.