Grizz and Livestock
I was actually disappointed in Fishing & Game’s response because I felt like they were looking out for the rights of the animal. And I felt like here I had no recourse for something that was attacking my livestock, which obviously that's an economic impact. But a bigger importance is it's a public safety issue.
Wayne Kasworm U.S. Fish and Wildlife: “The law states that you cannot protect livestock or property, and killing a grizzly bear in that regard is not legitimate under the law.”
Earlier this summer, at rancher Darcy Lammer’s place Darcy called conservation officers and they set up a snare to catch a rogue grizzly who was menacing livestock and people. Then something alarming happened: “because I've been notified by Fish and Game that there's a call in Grizzly Bear within a mile of your house right now.
And I was standing there with my pistol and I turned around and I saw the bear coming up from the back corner of the corral rifle. I mean, right headed right back towards us. I was standing in front of a bar and didn't know where my kids were. And that bears, what, 20 yards or less away from me?
I hollered for my kids to get to the bar and get safe.
I pulled my pistol and held it on the bear and all the can go through your mind. That's that point is I need to protect my family. But if I pull this trigger, I'm going to jail.