12:00 p.m. Thursday update: According to the Associated Press, Judge Dana Christiensen has decided to delay the decision for two more weeks. More details here. 

On Wednesday, opponents of Wyoming and Idaho grizzly bear hunts urged a U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to delay considerations about the proposed hunt for another 2 weeks.

Christensen told media members Thursday morning that the decision will in fact, be made later today.

Up to 23 bears could be killed in the hunts, 22 of which would be in Wyoming. The hunts were originally scheduled to begin September 1st.

The United States Interior Department lifted protections last year on about 700 grizzlies around Yellowstone after biologists determined the animals have recovered and should be managed by wildlife agencies in the state.

County 10 will post a new update when we hear the ruling.