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Protections Restored for Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears

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U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen restored Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, and in the process permanently ended planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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Judge Extends Ban on Yellowstone Grizzly Hunts

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U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen extended a temporary restraining order that blocks a Yellowstone-area grizzly trophy hunt in Idaho and Wyoming, as the legal debate continues over federal delisting of the bears from endangered status and turning management over to the states.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Blocked – For Now

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A proposed Yellowstone grizzly hunt in Idaho and Wyoming was blocked for two weeks by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who ruled more consideration was needed about the decision to delist the bears by the federal government and turn management over to the states.

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Female Grizzly With Cub Identified in Recent Yellowstone Bear Attack

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Rangers have determined a female grizzly with at least one cub or yearling was responsible for yesterday’s Yellowstone bear attack, but no further action will be taken.

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Bear Spray Saves the Day in Yellowstone Bear Attack

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This is why you carry bear spray when hiking: A Yellowstone bear attack could have been much worse had a family not purchased and used bear spray to mitigate injuries to a 10-year-old boy.

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Yellowstone Bear Trapping Begins Next Week

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If you’re planning any backcountry hikes this fall, you may want to be aware of this: scientific Yellowstone bear trapping by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and National Park Service runs from Aug. 21 through Oct. 31.

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Controversial Yellowstone Region Wyoming Grizzly Hunt Approved

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The state Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved a controversial Wyoming grizzly hunt for the first time since 1975, as 22 bears could be killed under the plan approved today.

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IGBST Yellowstone Bear Trapping Season Starts Next Week

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will start trapping grizzly and black bears around Yellowstone National Park next week.

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NPCA Delivers Petition Against Grizzly Hunting to Wyoming Governor

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The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has delivered a petition to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s office, calling for action against grizzly bear hunting.

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Wyoming Reduces Yellowstone Grizzly Hunting Quota

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Wyoming has reduced its proposed hunting quota for female Yellowstone area grizzly bears from two bears to one.

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