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Grizzly bear social status concerns IFG official

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- This quote highlights a valid concern wildlife managers have in balancing the biology and social status/politics of managing grizzly bears, not to mention wolves:

"I worry we will lose the general public on the side of this animal if we don't get something done. They will not tolerate lots of human mortality, and they won't tolerate being afraid of having a bear on your elk when you're hunting."

Idaho Game and Fish Deputy Director Jim Unsworth to other members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Commission, at its meeting last week in Montana, about future management of the species.
- Missoulian

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