Shoot'em With A Camera

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The Grizzly Bear has been delisted from the Endangered Species Act. The state of Wyoming has approved for 22 Grizzlies to be hunted from Sept 1 - Nov 15 2018.  

Several weeks ago, an idea was formed in Jackson, Wyoming, to become official non-trophy hunt constituents within our Wyoming wildlife management of the iconic Grizzly.  It's an idea whose time has come.  On July 8,  a group of individuals met to brainstorm our groundbreaking mission's social media.  Our grassroots Shoot'em With a Camera idea was the resulting campaign, to get out in the field and hunt with a camera.

We are asking the public to apply for the Grizzly Bear hunt (with-a-camera) - Grizzly Bear Issuance List Area 1-6.  If you are chosen and meet the requirements, the funds will cover the necessary costs to participate in the field with a camera and will be delivered to you directly via our Shoot'em With a Camera bank account.

Any unused funds will be used to continue this campaign to encourage our public to get involved in the protection and preservation of our Grizzlies, and all Wyoming wildlife.

Thank you for joining this exciting grassroots movement in Wyoming's history, to value our wild grizzly for its contributions to our public landscapes!  Please donate and share the word!
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Grizzly bears are once again a federally protected, “threatened” species, and there will be NO TROPHY HUNT this year!

U.S. Federal Court Judge Dana Christensen has ruled in favor of environmental groups and Native American tribes that challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2017 decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection for Yellowstone area grizzly bears.

The decision will prevent grizzly bear hunts from going forward in Wyoming and Idaho.

Christensen’s opinion was circulated around 5 p.m. today.

“The decision just came in like 10 minutes ago,” Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso said.

Every Shoot'em With A Camera voice counted in this effort. The hunt was ended before it began, but the work hasn't ended. The SEWAC volunteer team is dedicated for the long-term to defend our iconic grizzly and all the wildness it represents. We will continue to promote the new narrative of "shooting with a camera". We are just getting started!

Celebrate everyone! YOU made it happen!

*** With gratitude to the attorneys, organizations, groups and individuals who dedicated effort and passion for the grizzly.
***Photo: #399 by Deidre Bainbridge, local Jackson, WY photographer
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Thursday, September 1, the federal court rules on delisting grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem encompassing parts of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The docket combines six separate lawsuits against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and features a buffet of intervenors supporting and opposing the delisting decision.

The practical outcome narrows down to one thing: Can Wyoming and Idaho start their scheduled grizzly big-game hunts on September 1 or not?

The ShootEmWithACamera team is in Missoula, Montana awaiting the ruling, while raising awareness about the value of the grizzly on our public landscapes, and the value of hunting with a camera. Please hope the Judge chooses for the grizzly!

Thank you everyone for the support
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We are so excited about the momentum of Shoot ‘Em With A Camera, we have decided to increase outreach to raise more awareness, action, and funding by creating and activating outdoor and social media campaigns. We thank you for your support on behalf of the grizzly bear and all wildlife. So please donate now and share away.

Photo: Grizzly 399 and her three cubs, thanks to the generosity of Ann Smith. Thank you Ann!
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Kelly Mayor, #2 Grizzly Trophy Hunt tag winner, was out in the field with our ShootEmWithACamera team and friends with cameras in hand. (Notice her new SEWAC hat).

From our lookout, we could view various areas of the Trophy Hunt Area 1-6, the Demographic Monitoring Area (DMA) which she will participate.

The DMA was created in order to have an area of land large enough to maintain a viable grizzly bear population in perpetuity within suitable habitats and to have a consistent area of monitoring. This area is a limited trophy hunt area of 10 grizzlies. Each hunter will have 10 days to "harvest" a grizzly. When the first female is "harvested", the hunt is over in the DMA. Hunting starts on Sept 15-Nov-15.

Trophy Hunt Area 7, less suitable habitat, will allow a "harvest' of 12 grizzlies starting Sept 1. 12 hunters can be out in the field at once, and there are no limits on female grizzlies until Nov 15.

Read more about Kelly, and how the hunt could end before it starts:

Thank you Kelly, for the courage of your convictions!
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