A Wyoming state attorney told a judge that an arbitration panel exceeded its authority when it awarded Josh Longwell compensation for missing cattle.
Scientists estimate the Yellowstone Ecosystem population was 727 grizzly bears in 2020 in the 19,270-square-mile monitoring area in and around Yellowstone National Park, down 10 bears from the year before.
State fights efforts to change Yellowstone-ecosystem population goal if counting method also is switched.
Wyoming leaders say a federal judge’s reinstatement of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears ignored science.
Investigation concludes that bears attacked “to feed on elk” as hunter Corey Chubon and guide Mark Uptain field dressed their kill in fatal 2018 encounter.