USDA Wildlife Services to Use $1.3 M to Implement, Evaluate Nonlethal Predation Management Tools

Washington DC.  April 23.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services (WS) program has identified 12 states where it will implement nonlethal strategies to reduce or prevent depredation on livestock by wildlife. The fiscal year 2020 budget allocated $1.38 million for nonlethal predator damage management and research to the program that is part… Continue reading USDA Wildlife Services to Use $1.3 M to Implement, Evaluate Nonlethal Predation Management Tools

Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Halted – Ruling Still Imminent

A federal judge in Missoula, Mont., has taken a cautious approach to ruling in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear delisting. While perhaps overly cautious, the first order in the contentious case is temporary. U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen issued a 14-day temporary restraining order halting grizzly bear hunting that was scheduled to begin… Continue reading Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Halted – Ruling Still Imminent

RMEF, Sportsmen’s Alliance File Brief in Support of Yellowstone Grizzly Management

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation filed a joint summary judgement brief supporting a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove federal protections from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population. “We stand alongside the Sportsmen’s Alliance and our fellow conservation organizations in supporting federal scientists and wildlife biologists… Continue reading RMEF, Sportsmen’s Alliance File Brief in Support of Yellowstone Grizzly Management