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.