By Chad Love
With a record number of nuisance grizzly bears being trapped in Montana, some are asking if it's time to remove the grizzly from its listing under the Endangered Species Act.
From this story in The Missoulian:
The number of grizzly bears captured in Montana's Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem set records this year, prompting discussions among state wildlife officials about a new era in grizzly bear management.
Conflicts between bears and humans soared during the 2011 season and kept grizzly bear managers extremely busy, particularly in northwestern Montana. In the past 10 days alone, six additional bears were removed from the wild, according to John Fraley, spokesman for Region 1 of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.