Update: On August 30, 2018, a U.S. District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order to block grizzly bear trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming for at least 14 days. “We’re profoundly relieved the grizzly bears got a stay of execution today,” Bethany Cotton, wildlife program director for WildEarth Guardians, said in a statement. “We look forward to the judge’s thorough findings on all of the myriad flaws in the government's approach to grizzly bear management in Greater Yellowstone.”
The lives of 24 grizzly bears could be up for sale to trophy hunters even though so many people want to save them.
Considered an endangered species since 1975, grizzly bears around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks were stripped of protections last year — and now Wyoming has proposed a trophy hunt that suggests a bleak future for the bears.