Yellowstone area grizzly bears, part of one of the “greatest conservation stories in the world,” are now poised to become the subject of some hunting stories this fall. With little discussion, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission members approved the rules for the state’s first grizzly hunt in decades with a unanimous Wednesday vote. Commissioner Mike Schmid said people come to Wyoming because of the state’s robust wildlife populations. He predicted Game and Fish would manage the grizzlies well, “just like they have everything else in this state.” The vote was the last regulatory hurdle the hunt had to clear in Wyoming, though the possibility remains that legal challenges could block it. Under the parameters of Wyoming’s hunt, up to 22 bears could...
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Despite objections, grizzly hunt set for fall