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 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

My name is Joe Kondelis and I am one of the founders of the Yellowstone Country Bear Hunter’s Association. 

There is very little support for the bear hunter or black bears in general in our western states.

Many of our resources go into deer, elk, wolf, moose and the grizzly bear. Myself and many other ardent hunters live right on the edge of Yellowstone Park and are on the forefront of the grizzly bear/wolf situation;  We feel this increase in a large predator could adversely affect black bear populations and a deter state and federal focus from a continued study and understanding on the black bear and black bear hunting opportunities.........

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