The Eastern Shoshone Tribe took a strong stance in favor of continued protection for grizzly bears . . .
Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe said they oppose any U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
Shoshone Business Council members passed the measure unanimously. They also voted to ban grizzly bear trophy hunting on the Wind River Reservation…
“The Eastern Shoshone Tribe … will not permit the State of Wyoming to inflict its policies on Eastern Shoshone tribal lands,” the Eastern Shoshone Business Council wrote in a release Thursday. “The leadership on the Wind River Indian Reservation rejected proposals to permit the trophy hunting of wolves on our land when the wolf was delisted from the ESA, and we hold that same position in relation to the grizzly bear.”