Last summer on Darcy Lammers farm outside of Bonners Ferry, a grizzly bear tore down a fence and killed two head of sheep. Lammers's daughter, Oliva found the lambs, it was her 4H project and she was heartbroken.
“I went out there and there were wool and blood everywhere," recalled Lammers.
Lammers was armed, and willing to protect himself and his daughter but had he killed the bear, he would have faced federal felony charges and 10 years in jail.
Congressman Greg Gianforte out of Montana is also fed up with Federal government's rules that protect grizzly bears. His bill is called the Less Imprecision in Species Treatment Act of 2020 or the LIST Act.
Gianforte’s bill amends the 1973 Endangered Species Act and grants more power to the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the listing and delisting process. It also gives state managers a say in grizzly bear management.