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Group sues the government over “unambitious” grizzly recovery plan - posted 9 months ago

Here is just some food for thought. In areas throughout the world where Grizzly bears are hunted, they have grown to know humans present a danger to them. In the lower 48 where there is no hunting, humans present zero danger to them. The number of grizzly bear attacks in the Yellowstone and surrounding areas continue to increase year after year. The increasing conflict with humans stirs the pot with hunters. Each and every year the Grizzly population continues to grow not only in numbers but also the area they inhabit. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out when you are at the top of the food chain with zero predators to worry about. Grizzlies will be in places they shouldn’t be, doing things they shouldn’t be doing, because they have no fear. In a strange way, by allowing the Grizzly to be hunted it will teach them the fear factor humans present to them. Check and balance! Both Grizzly and humans will do better establishing a fear factor and a respect factor in places Grizzlies are now and places they will soon be. We can no longer sit on the sidelines watching the Grizzly population explode. They need to be managed. Hunting will only increase the Grizzlies success to return to areas they have not been in for decades.