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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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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We have TWO out of 7,000 Grizzly Hunt applicants that have a hunt tag to Shoot 'Em With a Camera!

Renowned nature photographer Tom Mangelsen and Kelly Maynor, both from Jackson, Wyoming.

"Serendipity! This morning I was absolutely floored to learn that I drew #8 in Wyoming’s grizzly bear hunt “Issuance List”, in all likelihood getting a tag. The odds of winning a tag were extremely low considering over 7,000 people applied. There are certain circumstances that would keep me from getting in the field, but if given the opportunity, you can be sure that I will be buying the $600 license and spending all of the allotted ten days hunting with a camera. With only one person allowed in the field at one time, hopefully the ten days I take up will save the lives of some of these amazing animals."
Tom Mangelsen

Kelly Maynor will get out in the field with no intentions to hunt a grizzly. Thank you Kelly!

To each of you, thank you!
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