Wyoming leaders say a federal judge’s reinstatement of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears ignored science.
The Legislature’s failure to ban “coyote whackin’” reiterates Wyoming’s fraught history of wildlife management with toxic politics trumping sound science.
A federal judge returned the Yellowstone grizzly bear to the endangered species list ending state management of the species and cancelling a planned Wyoming hunting season.
State rejects plea that was based on late discovery of female bear killed in 2017.
Conservationists say a female bear that died in 2017 wasn’t counted when Wyoming set its hunting season and a key part of a scheduled hunt should be stopped.