The Game and Fish commission rejects appeals by two stockmen who sought $388,696 more than what agency managers said laws and regulations allow.
A Wyoming state attorney told a judge that an arbitration panel exceeded its authority when it awarded Josh Longwell compensation for missing cattle.
In years-long battle over grizzlies, lions and property rights, verdict awards 80% of rancher’s $422,971 claim, far above the $89,498 Game and Fish regulations allowed for stock losses to carnivores.
Report shows federal program killed 20,604 animals in Wyoming in 2017.
This photo of a sheep herder in Natrona County was taken in May 1936, by Arthur Rothstein, who was part of the Photo Unit of the Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration.