Federal Judge Kills Grizzly Hunt, Restores Protections
By Tom Knighton
It seemed grizzly bear hunting was about to become a thing again. While the species was on the brink of collapse, protections reportedly helped the grizzly bear population grow to the point that some were ready to begin hunting again.
Now, a federal judge has killed that hope.
The first public land grizzly bear hunt in nearly three decades has been canceled following a U.S. federal judge ruling to restore grizzly protections on Monday. The judge overruled Trump administration officials and rejected claims that the predator species had recovered after being placed under the Endangered Species Act in 1975.
Wyoming and Idaho were both teetering on the edge of allowing hunters to hunt NO MORE than 23 bears this fall, but U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who oversaw the case, ordered federal protections be completely restored this week.
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