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Maybe This Time? – Grizzly Delisting

Man! I hope this happens this time. This 20-year dance of proving the recovery of grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) needs to see these critters delisted from the overreaching Endangered Species Act (ESA).

“It was on Sept. 16 that Gov. Mark Gordon and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Brian Nesvik gathered in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room in the State Capitol to announce the planned petition. They noted that the state has invested 46 years and more than $52 million in conserving the species.”

The region’s grizzly bears have been listed as a threatened species since 1975, when as few as 136 bears roamed the area. The population has since rebounded to more than 1,000 animals.

“Grizzlies are moving well beyond areas where the bears can exist, causing loss of human life, damage to livestock, and eroding public support for the recovery of this iconic and important species,” the Republican senators wrote in their letter. “Clearly, this is not good for either public safety or the welfare of the animal.”

The protections and measures put in place over the years have more than recovered this species and it is just plain wrong not to delist them. Put the political posturing aside and get this done!

Read the article in the link above to see more on what the Gillette News Record reported on this hot topic. Keep hammering your congressmen on both sides of the aisle so this can change.

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  1. The grizzlies should have been delisted a couple decades ago.

    • I live in Alaskan and Guided for years Bears are not the problem PEOPLE are and those that think they know something about wildlife well you part timers Don’t .
      irresponsible actions lead to what Washington is today. Biden.
      Nature leave it along & Respect it. How many more of anything needs to be killed until you have had enough. That little POS POACHER, if he’s under 18 years old lock his parents up fine them $50,000.
      DNR, FISH & GAME, both FULL OF PEOPLE that know nothing about the out come of there recommendations and could care less.. Do yourself a real favor get rid of your
      EGO.. shooting a long rifle 200 300 400 500 yards and killing something WOW.
      Try taking down an Elk or a Whitetail with a Knife.. When you can do that your a accomplished hunter.
      Trapping should be outlawed. Does anyone really have any true feeling for wildlife or is only about killing.
      Wake UP

  2. 1,000 bears?? Come on……Way more. And certainly enough to thin 40-50 boars out of the population every year

  3. Absolutely support this, and unfortunately the “endangered species act” has become a means of abuse for leftist policies which have ruined entire economies (the barred owl and logging industry in my area). It’s way past time to get rid of the entire “Act”, in favor of better management practices. Place game and fish under the Ag dept, and see what farmers can do to grow species. We most likely would have seen a rebound in Grizzly population and hunting opportunities far sooner and for way less money!

  4. I’m thinking Ole’ Mike might just be a true Outdoorsman!! Lmao!! Did your clients you guided use a Ka..nife fur huntin’ Mmm.. them ole’ bears you guided em to? Bahahaaa!!

  5. Mike, you ridicule the hunters that provide you with income? And, kill with a knife? Sure I would love to but that is not reality. The reality is that the best way to have successful recovery and sustainable populations to activly manage game. One of the management tools is hunting. I think Mike is a city dweller who has little to no knowledge of Alaska or any other western hunting state.

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