The Grizzly Wars

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski is quoted today in the Capital Press on the escalating battle between extreme environmental activists and Fish & Wildlife administrators.

An environmental group has filed notice it will sue the Trump administration if it does not draft a comprehensive grizzly bear recovery plan encompassing much of the West…

“It really is unfortunate because ranchers, associations and the states worked for years to restore the bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. That was done. It was a success story and delisting was warranted,” Wisniewski said.

Ranchers have to live with the grizzly bears slaughtering sheep and cattle, he said.

A Thoman ranch hand had to be airlifted to a hospital after a grizzly mauled him. He investigated a noise near a flock of sheep several years ago and was attacked, Wisniewski said.

“Grizzlies take out whole flocks of sheep and leave them dead…”

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U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen issued a decision in late September invalidating the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear and returning the bear to the endangered species list—contrary to the recommendation of 20 years of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service research, and the pleas of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Mountain States Legal Foundation’s clients.

The Perversion of the Endangered Species Act

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski published an article today in RealClearPolicy, explaining how the Endangered Species Act has been abused in order to lock up enormous tracts of land under federal control: No good deed goes unpunished. Similarly, it seems no well-intentioned piece of legislation is ever used as intended. This could not be more true…

MSLF in Outdoor Life Magazine

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski was quoted this week in Outdoor Life magazine in a story highlighting the first big Second Amendment case to go before the Supreme Court since 2010.

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