Jackson, Wyo. - About 100 people attended a Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting held in Jackson to take public comment on how to manage grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Those attending the meeting Wednesday night were asked their thoughts on population monitoring, research, conflict management, information and education and grizzly bear hunting.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that state game managers heard concerns and ideas from hunting guides who perceive there are too many grizzly bears and environmentalists insistent that Jackson Hole should remain a hunting-free sanctuary.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently determined that the Yellowstone grizzly population no longer needed federal protection and turned management of the species over to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.