State management of federal environmental reviews would ignore the interests of millions of Americans and guarantee a flood of court battles.
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.
Wyoming Game and Fish reports more than 104,800 wapiti in the state — 31 percent above objectives — but disruptions of hunting patterns present challenges.
Thursday hearing could stall Wyoming hunt. Meantime license winners prepare with required hunting courses, including those who intend to “shoot ’em with a camera.”
Yellowstone superintendent said he still feels his forced transfer — leading to his retirement — was punitive but has no proof such was actually the case.