The Wyoming Supreme Court must decide whether Gov. Matt Mead was justified in withholding documents regarding grizzly bear management.

Grizzly activist Robert Aland has appealed a recent district court ruling that Mead was justified in withholding records.

Aland had asked Mead for records supporting his contention that the state's grizzly population is healthy enough that federal Endangered Species Act protections are no longer needed.

It’s hunting season, and in northwest Wyoming it’s also the time of year when bears – especially grizzlies – are more active as they prepare for the winter.  Because of this, the Wyoming Game and Fish office in Cody is urging people to be cautious about bear encounters. 

Spokeswoman Tara Teaschner says people should hunt with a partner, and if they get a kill, they need to be especially alert.