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Wyoming OKs grizzly hunt near Yellowstone NP; as many as 22 bears may be killed

HELENA, Mont. — The first large-scale hunt for grizzly bears in 43 years in the Lower 48 states is set to take place this September. The Wyoming Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow hunters to shoot as many as 22 grizzlies east of Yellowstone National Park.

Two weeks ago, the state of Idaho announced the first grizzly season since 1974, just before the Yellowstone grizzly population was listed as an endangered species. Idaho, though, will allow just one grizzly bear to be killed.



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