Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Native American tribes are seeking permanent protections for the bruins, which would outlaw hunting regardless of the species' population size. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov.6, 2018 file photo Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva speaks during the Pima County Democratic Party Election Night watch party in Tucson, Ariz. Grijalva is seeking to ban hunting of grizzly bears across the Lower 48 because of the animals' spiritual significance among Native Americans. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP,File)
FILE -This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, shows employees Wesley Sarmento and Sarah Zielke with a tranquilized 900-pound male grizzly bear in Valier, Mont., before relocating it. Conflicts between bears and humans have increased as the animals expand their territory, but tribal representatives want hunting banned permanently. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP,File)

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Native American tribes are seeking permanent protections for the bruins, which would outlaw hunting regardless of the species' population size. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov.6, 2018 file photo Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva speaks during the Pima County Democratic Party Election Night watch party in Tucson, Ariz. Grijalva is seeking to ban hunting of grizzly bears across the Lower 48 because of the animals' spiritual significance among Native Americans. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP,File)
FILE -This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, shows employees Wesley Sarmento and Sarah Zielke with a tranquilized 900-pound male grizzly bear in Valier, Mont., before relocating it. Conflicts between bears and humans have increased as the animals expand their territory, but tribal representatives want hunting banned permanently. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP,File)
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