Permanently END the Elk Reduction Program hunt in Grand Teton National Park
  • Petitioned Mary Gibson Scott

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Superintendent, Grand Teton National Park
Mary Gibson Scott
Town of Jackson
Elected Officials
Teton County, Wyoming
Elected Officials
Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
Wyoming Governor
President of the United States
Wyoming State Senate
Wyoming State House
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Wyoming-01
Rep. Cynthia Lummis
Wyoming
Sen. John Barrasso
Wyoming
Sen. Mike Enzi
Montana-01
Rep. Steve Daines

Permanently END the Elk Reduction Program hunt in Grand Teton National Park

    1. Aaron Feuerstein
    2. Petition by

      Aaron Feuerstein

      Jackson, WY

http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9276 This marks the 51st known or probable death of a Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone area this year and likely would not have occurred if the program didn't exist. It is widely known that our beloved bears are attracted to the sound of gunshots and obviously the smell of animal carcasses. It was recently that an area nearby this incident was closed due to another close call between a bear and human. There is no sound or reasonable reason in my mind that this hunt is necessary any longer and should END immediately and for good. While hunting is a vital resource, the bears, elk, and other wildlife are an even larger resource for our economy not only in Jackson, WY but the area as a whole. Millions upon millions of people come to the area from all over the country and the world and hope to see these majestical creatures. What will we do when they are gone? Hunting does not belong in our National Parks! END THE ELK REDUCTION PROGRAM IMMEDIATELY AND FOREVER

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Park Elk on Run

      Aaron Feuerstein
      Petition Organizer

      http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9294 A story in the Jackson Hole News & Guide about a Wyoming Game & Fish wardens point of view and how this hunt has become dangerous to all parties and the blood sport it has turned into. NPS requires hunters to be "experienced". Why is there a picture of a 12 and 17 year old hunting in our National Park? The NPS is deputizing minors to participate? Outrageous!
      Aaron

      Jackson Hole News & Guide

      E-edition Local Business Profiles Teton County, Wyo. Town of Jackson Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Grand Teton National Park Yellowstone National Park Teton County, Idaho Jackson Hole magazine Life In The Tetons JH Property Guide

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9293

      Aaron Feuerstein
      Petition Organizer

      Local news article about the killing of the bear and mention of our efforts.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9279

      Aaron Feuerstein
      Petition Organizer

      The NPS is calling this a "first", yes it may be the first death but likely not the last if the hunt is allowed to continue.

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Dakota Seely SANTA ROSA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Wow, so this petition needs 5mil to get to Obama? How about instead of harvesting elk, just raise a lot of chicken and eat them? Scramble eggs anyone?

      END ELK HUNTING!!!

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    • Dakota Seely SANTA ROSA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As I myself belive its essential to survive by hunting, we can find alternatives to providing food for our familys instead of slaughtering an ecosystem that is sacred. Tell hunters to raise chickens and harvest them instead. Therefore keeping elk and bears to be and repopulate to sustain their species, while you get to enjoy scramble eggs. END ELK REDUCTION

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    • stefani whitehouse RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      National parks should be a safe place for humans and animals. Hunting should not be allowed in a national park. Look at the situations that it is causing. Bears being killed because of careless hunters. Elk being injured and left to die a slow painful death. STOP already.

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    • paul paar ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 2 years ago

      bc killing is evil . How's that? karma will get the killers. Simple math.

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    • Brian Hall ELLISVILLE, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      I visit Grand Teton Regularly.

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