Tetonia grizzlies

The Idaho Fish and Game Department killed a sow grizzly and two cubs on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. This photo of the female grizzly with her year-old cubs was taken in late October.

Teton Valley residents are still reeling over the death of three grizzlies killed in early November by the Idaho Fish and Game Department near Tetonia.

With the same passion that Jackson Hole area residents show for the world-famous Grizzly 399, Idaho residents gathered in Tetonia on Sunday, Nov. 20, to meet with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ask why the federal agency granted Idaho’s request to kill Grizzly 1089 and her two cubs.

Dead Idaho bears

Tetonia residents gathered Nov. 20 at the Tetonia Club in Teton Valley, Idaho, to discuss the grizzly bears that were killed 10 days earlier by the Idaho Fish and Game Department. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attended the meeting in Tetonia to field questions.

Contact Jeannette at schools@jhnewsandguide.com.

Jeannette has worked as an editor and journalist in the Greater Yellowstone Region for more than 20 years. She finds excitement and joy in watching her children explore wild places with her husband, Brad, and their red heeler, Rosie.

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Cindy Campbell

Thank you bringing to light this senseless and heartbreaking story. It is high time for Idaho and all three states to step up and find other solutions for co-existing with grizzly bears other than killing them. It is also time to start deciphering between food conditioned animals and habituated animals. Ask any scientist in Yellowstone and they will tell you they are completely different behaviors.This (habituated) bear and her cubs should have been afforded every single option out there by Idaho Fish and Game. They were not, hence an employee quit. Shameful!!

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