Idaho Moves Forward with Grizzly Hunt

The Idaho Fish and Game Department approved the first grizzly bear hunting season in more than 40 years.

The quota? One bear.

While this doesn’t seem like a big step, the Fish and Game officials have received a large pushback from anti-hunters. The opposition is so resilient that the officials are warning potential applicants that delays or even cancellations may occur.

The current plan opens applications June 15 through July 15, and then the hunt is set to run September 1 through November 15 for the hunter that wins the draw. Anyone who has a resident hunting license can apply.

When the grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were delisted, both hunters and non-hunters alike turned to see if Wyoming, Idaho and Montana would prepare for hunting seasons in 2018.

While Montana did not move forward with their proposal, Wyoming is still working to have a grizzly hunt this year. The quota for females was just reduced from two to one.

Sources: Idaho Statesman and Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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