Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Association


Mission:

We are dedicated to the protection & development of bears, bear habitat, & bear hunting in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem including the states of Montana, Idaho, & Wyoming.

Why?

Lack of support for the bear hunter & black bears in Greater Yellowstone Area & surrounding states.
 
Many of our states resources go into deer, elk, wolf, moose & the grizzly bear. Increase in large predator populations like the wolf & grizzly bear could adversely affect black bear populations. The large predator issues take state & federal focus from a continued study & understanding of the black bear & black bear hunting opportunities.
 
In these times it is essential to study & better understand the black bear & their habitat, more importantly how the black bear can co-exist with a much larger predator in the grizzly bear.

Goals
  • Work with local, state, & federal governments to de-list the grizzly bear & manage the growing population through hunting seasons in the states of Montana, Idaho, & Wyoming
  • Reduce human bear conflicts & educate the public on causes.
  • Bring more youth into bear hunting. 
  • Increase black bear & grizzly bear hunting opportunities through habitat management & a better understanding of bear populations
  • Have all 3 states in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem conduct large scale Black Bear studies similar to the grizzly bear studies going on currently.
Joe Kondelis
President

About Us

The Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Associations is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.  We are dedicated to the protection & development of bears, bear habitat, & bear hunting in the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. 

The YCBHA was developed primarily out of a lack of support for the bear hunter & black bears in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Secondly,  due to the overwhelming success of the grizzly bear recovery it is essential to study & better understand the black bear & their habitat, more importantly how the black bear can co-exist with a much larger predator in the grizzly bear.......