Well I just filled out my application for one of the first grizzly bear tags to be issued in 50 years. Wyoming is opening a season this fall (if its not blocked by a court injunction) beginning Sept 15. The cost to enter the lottery for a resident was $5 and for nonresidents its $15 dollars. However tags are a little more. If your selected for a tag as a resident you have to send them $600. If a nonresident draws its $6000. Last day to enter is July 16th. The odds of drawing should be crazy high with this being the first lower 48 legal hunt in 50 years.
Well we local boys have been living with agressive bad tempered grizzlies for several years only seems right we can a little advantage over nonresidents. But it is truly an amazing recovery story for a species that was nearly wiped out 50 years ago. This first season will be an interesting experience for both the bears and the hunters. Bears have been pretty bold and come to rifle shots called dinner bell bears. Guess I will pull off a couple of rounds and see what shows.