Wyoming Liberty Group
Something is seriously amiss when it comes to grizzly bears and the federal government. At the end of May, a jury found Stephen Westmoreland guilty of illegally taking a grizzly bear. Though he claimed self-defense in his trip to the Greater Yellowstone area, bear management experts testified about the nuances of how bears retreat and argued that the shooting was not justified. During the same time period, an unlucky visitor at Denali National Park happened upon a grizzly bear. Fortunate for himself and his female companion, he fired nine shots into the bear, stopping its assault and saving their lives.