Federal judge rules 22 grizzly bears in Teton Mountains are off limits

Federal judge rules 22 grizzly bears in Teton Mountains are off limits



Overruling Trump administration officials, a federal judge in Montana has reinstated legal protections for grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park and blocked planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho.

The judge ruled U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials were “arbitrary and capricious” in their 2017 decision to remove the bears’ protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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