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Grizzly bear hunt

Postby lilshootergirl » 04 24, 2018 •  [Post 1]

I was reading how many tags you can get for the grizzly bear hunt, idaho is giving one tag? Wyoming giving the most tags. How do they determine who gets the tags? Fall is fast approaching. Wyoming is done with draws! So how do you think these tags will be awarded? Just curious? Another question is grizz good eating or it for the fur?
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Re: Grizzly bear hunt

Postby Lefty » 04 24, 2018 •  [Post 2]

Idaho is going to have a once-in-a-lifetime draw like they do for other OIL tags. But the dates will be different this first year. All requirements will be the same need a hunting license required and application fee along with the tag fee. If you dont draw the tag fee will be refunded. Application fees gets thrown in the kitty.
there will be substantial "training " along with the application

Idaho wont require keeping the meat. the later in the season the better the hide

There may be a requirement to take http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=quiz.questions&quiz_id=4&hash=9267B86B7686982F7360F3DE26C66D75E4BA8F34 or a test IDFG puts together plus expect to spend a lot of time with the Idaho griz biologist

We were told Wyoming will not be using a point system on grizzlies this year I dont recall the rest
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Re: Grizzly bear hunt

Postby Lefty » 04 24, 2018 •  [Post 3]

the process was explained how tags were given to each state.since the population is stable They know ever live bear. Took the mortality rate including a large depredation kill and the numbers came out to 10 unnecessary boars extra each year in the great Yellowstone eco system.
Idaho will not be allowing hound hunting.

As a side note to that My FIL did run a few grizzlies in the Island Park/Ashton area in the early 60's,.. and they lost good dogs doing it
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Re: Grizzly bear hunt

Postby Lefty » 05 13, 2018 •  [Post 4]

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered pecies List.
Under the plan, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15.
If successful, the hunter won’t be allowed to reapply for future tags. Baiting or hound-hunting will not be allowed.
Grizzlies in the Yellowstone National Park region were on the Endangered Species Act list until 2017, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed federal protections.
That cleared the way for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to allow limited hunting when the population has more than 600 bears. Last year’s population estimate for the region was 718 bears.
Wyoming is also planning a limited trophy hunt this fall.
Wyoming’s proposed hunt, which will be considered on May 23 by the state’s Game and Fish Commission, would allow for 11 bears to be hunted — 10 males and one female — between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15.
However, under the proposal rules, the Wyoming hunt would be stopped when one female bear is taken even if no male bears have been killed.
Montana officials have decided not to hold a grizzly bear hunt this year.
Idaho officials are warning would-be hunters that the grizzly hunt could still be canceled because of a pending federal lawsuit.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is locked in a court battle with conservationists and American Indian tribes over the lifting of protections for a group of grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Attorney Andrea Santarsiere, with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said Idaho bowed to the wishes of trophy hunters in approving a hunt.
“This is a sad day for the many state residents who value our native wildlife and the critical role it plays in keeping wild lands in balance,” Santarsiere said in a prepared statement.
Santarsiere said her organization oppose any hunting of grizzly bears, saying it would threaten continued recovery of the bears.
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Re: Grizzly bear hunt

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