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Sat May 25, 2019, 05:35 PM

US challenges part of ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts

US challenges part of ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts
Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 7:00 pm CDT, Friday, May 24, 2019




BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) U.S. officials asked a federal appeals court on Friday to overturn part of a judge's ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.

The case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals involves more than 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. It comes after a judge in Montana restored protections for the animals last September.

U.S. Justice Department attorneys said the judge was wrong to require officials to review the status of grizzlies everywhere before lifting protections for bruins in the Yellowstone region. They also rejected the notion that the bears' long-term genetic health was in doubt.

But the attorneys did not challenge other concerns raised by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen. That includes whether sufficient safeguards are in place to keep the bears from sliding toward extinction if states take over management of the animals.

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https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Grizzly-numbers-steady-as-hunting-plans-tied-up-13891493.php

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Reply US challenges part of ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2019 OP
GemDigger May 2019 #1
MontanaFarmer May 2019 #2
Judi Lynn May 2019 #4
MontanaFarmer May 2019 #5
Crunchy Frog May 2019 #6
Duppers May 2019 #7
MontanaFarmer May 2019 #8
sinkingfeeling May 2019 #3

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:00 PM

1. The judge ruled. Shut up and go to your room!

I stand with the judge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:12 PM

2. I think it's time to start managing this population,

and especially the one further north, on the northern rocky mountain front. Other wildlife populations can't move far enough any more to escape predation, and bears are starting to have an impact. We need bears in the ecosystem, but being at the apex of the food chain has forced them from the wilderness into populated/agrarian areas. Conflict with humans will continue to grow, so IMO they must be managed with the human component in mind, otherwise the population will grow unchecked.

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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:25 PM

4. Invading their wildly shrunken world and slaughtering them is "managing"?

Most absolutely doesn't sound in the slightest way likely, to someone who abhors, despises, curses stealing life from sentient beings after terrorizing, and torturing them. That sounds like the most profoundly primitive, sadistic, loutish way anyone purporting to be a human being can do to entertain himself, and the height of conceit, pretending it's up to him to "manage" the balance of nature in a world clearly beyond his ability to comprehend.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:05 AM

5. Yes please tell me more about nature, as I clearly know

nothing of it, only having grown up outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting in this state. You can't have a natural world without humans in it, no matter how much you may want one. The north American wildlife management model has kept populations of animals viable and available for the public to enjoy, in all the various ways we enjoy them. I love nature, the outdoors, animals, and i personally have ZERO interest in hunting a grizzly bear, black bear, lion, etc. I also don't want them running free on the plains of Montana. Nobody does. It can't work, it's not sustainable, and if you wish to see an overreaction and true harm to their population, let them attack a few kids in their own yards, and watch what happens.

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Response to MontanaFarmer (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:10 AM

6. Maybe we need to do a better job of "managing" the human population. n/t

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:22 AM

7. +1000

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:10 AM

8. Ok, let's rid the American west of people

and turn it all back to its natural state. Give me a break. It's issues like this where our ideological rigidity has cost us voters out here. Grizzly bears, wolves etc. are a success story of the ESA, but we simply can't let their populations grow unmitigated as long as there's people in the ecosystem. Why is a grizzly more valuable than a mule deer, an elk, a person? Seems a silly question to have to ask.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:48 PM

3. I so despise this administration from A to Z.

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