At a public meeting on Wednesday, tribal members from around the country spoke out against the decision by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to hold a fall grizzly bear hunt. Blackfeet member Tom Rogers is with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council. He said the federal government is required by law to consult tribes on natural resource issues that affect them, like a grizzly bear hunt.
“The tribes might have been listened to, but they haven’t been heard,” he said. “And I think we’re past the day and age where we’re actually going to do trophy hunting for grizzlies?”