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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


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Public News Service - MT: Endangered Species & Wildlife

There are about 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation and tribal groups are challenging removal of endangered-species protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears in court just days before hunting of the bears is set to begin in Idaho and Wyoming. Six cases alleging that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongly remo

Supporters of the Land and Water Conservation Fund say it's helped Montana's outdoor recreation economy at places such as Glacier National Park. (m01229/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – With less than two months before it expires, conservation groups are calling for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a program that has received bipartisan support in the past. Montana has received nearly $600 million since the fund was c

Up to 10 male grizzly bears and one female grizzly could be hunted this fall in Wyoming. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

HELENA, Mont. – Conservation groups are asking Wyoming officials to cancel this fall's grizzly bear trophy hunt after four newly reported bear deaths from 2017. In a letter to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the groups say the deaths mean the state needs to readjust its hunting quota. W

One more female and male grizzly bear could be killed during Wyoming's hunting season this fall because of a transfer from Montana. (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation groups say Montana is sharing its grizzly bear mortality quota so that more bears can be killed in Wyoming's proposed hunt this fall, despite Montana's decision not to allow a grizzly hunt this year and its stated commitment not to transfer the mortality figures to other

There are about 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. (Pat (Cletch) Williams/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – This week is National Park Week, and one of the greatest attractions to parks is the wildlife. There's one animal, in particular, many park-goers would love to have the chance to see: the grizzly bear. But since they were taken off the Endangered Species list last year and Wyom

No longer protected as an endangered species, Wyoming has proposed allowing grizzly bear hunts this fall. Montana declined to do the same. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Trump administration is in court in Montana today, trying to delay groups that are challenging its decision to strip endangered-species protections from Yellowstone grizzly bears. The hearing comes after another federal court ruled that endangered Great Lakes wolves can'

There are about 500 wild buffalo in the Stephens Creek facility outside Gardiner that could be destined for slaughter. (Wild Buffalo Defense)

GARDINER, Mont. — Two people have been arrested at a Yellowstone buffalo holding facility as they tried to prevent the animals from being killed. Two members of the group Wild Buffalo Defense, Cody Cyson and Thomas Brown, locked themselves to the bars of a pen that holds the animals for dise

Allowing predators such as wolves to flourish might be a more effective way to eliminate Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk, according to one wildlife specialist. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana is wrestling with the best way to manage Chronic Wasting Disease among deer, elk and moose. One wildlife specialist maintains preserving predators is the answer. Under its current plan, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has set up survey hunts of de

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