It will be interesting to see how the Idaho Fish and Game Department spins a new development on a single permit to hunt and kill a grizzly bear in Idaho near Yellowstone Park this fall.
F&G officials determined that a single permit was warranted to kill a bear after the grizzly was “delisted” as an endangered species earlier this year.
Friday night, according to a IDF&G news release, a “problem bear” returned to a camp ground area near Island Park after previously being trapped and removed. The department was forced to “lethally remove” the bear. Hunters KILL bears, but conservation officers “LETHALLY REMOVE” them.
After determining that a single bear could be hunted and killed, does this mean that a second bear can face EXECUTION this fall or will the permit be withdrawn?
Police and CIA spooks tend to TERMINATE, NEUTRALIZE, USE DEADLY FORCE, and EXECUTE the bad guys. But LETHALLY REMOVE is a new one for the GUARDIAN.
Here is the official report:
On the evening of July 20th, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials lethally removed a sub-adult male grizzly bear from near the Forest Service Mill Creek Campground in the Island Park area. Fish and Game staff were assisted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Forest Service personnel.
This bear had become habituated to humans and the Mill Creek/Rancho McCrea area over the last month. Department staff attempted to use adverse hazing techniques to encourage the bear to leave the area. On July 11th the bear was captured, radio-marked, and relocated to a new area. The bear immediately returned to the Mill Creek area. Department staff was in the process of setting a trap and capture equipment on the evening on July 20th, but after multiple attempts to haze the bear away, a high public safety concern necessitated the need for lethal removal.
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