Oregon DFW May Be Sued Over Black Bear Plan
In legal maneuvering that looks similar to anti-hunting groups in New Jersey, an Oregon wildlife group called "Big Wildlife" filed notice that they intend to sue the Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding their black bear management plan. The Mail Tribune has a complete story on the potential lawsuit.
State wildlife managers plan to revamp their black bear management plan almost 13 years later than they were required to and under the threat of a lawsuit from an Applegate Valley-based group that wants sport-hunting suspended until the plan is done. Big Wildlife Program Director Spencer Lennard said the new plan should be much less hunter-oriented and that the general public would rather see a more "cautious" approach that reduces bear killing in sport seasons as well as for damage and nuisances.