The Latest: Advocates to seek order blocking grizzly hunts

ABC News | 8/30/2018 | Staff
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The Latest on a court hearing to determine if grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park can be hunted or should have protections restores (all times local):

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Wildlife advocates are asking for a temporary restraining order to block grizzly bear hunts scheduled in Wyoming and Idaho this weekend after a judge said he wouldn't make an immediate ruling in the case.

Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso told U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen at the end of a court hearing Thursday that stopping those hunts was the immediate goal of more than two dozen groups and individuals suing to restore protections to a group of bears in the Rocky Mountains.

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They want Christensen to reverse last year's decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove grizzlies living in and around Yellowstone National Park from the list of threatened species.

Christensen said he needed more time to consider the arguments but he didn't specify when he would rule.

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A judge says he will not make an immediate ruling on whether protections should be restored to a group of grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains, as hunting seasons loom in two states.

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U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen said Thursday he will issue a decision as quickly as possible but did not say whether he would...
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