The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintains its stance in opposition to a ruling by a judge to remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Area from state management and place them back on the endangered species list.
RMEF Chief Conservation Officer Blake Henning recently addressed the situation with Northwestern Outdoors Radio.
“The organization is very disappointed in the judge’s ruling. We certainly believe that group of bears in Yellowstone has been recovered. There are well over 700 bears in that area and are likely many more,” said Henning. “We’re a group supported by hunters and hunters have put a lot of money into the recovery of these bears. As we conserve elk habitat and deer habitat, grizzly bears have benefited all across the Northern Rocky Mountains.”
Go here to listen to the entire interview.
(Photo source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)