Roughly 7,000 people apply for the 22 grizzly hunting tags

h/t John Angst

If you applied for a grizzly bear tag, your chances of actually getting one are just about 0.003%.

According to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, they have received roughly 7,000 applications for the state’s first grizzly hunt in 44 years. The application deadline was Monday. 22 tags are expected to be given out in total.

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While the majority of applicants were expected to be excited for the opportunity to hunt grizzly, a civil disobedience campaign was organized by opponents of the hunt. Those opposed were encouraged to apply for a licesne without any intent of actually hunting the bear. Campaign organizer Lisa Roberstson said she believed there were between 1,000 and 2,000 participants in the campaign.

Environmentalist Jane Goodall announced to National Geographic that she would also apply as a protest to the hunt.

Tag winners are expected to be announced by August 2nd. The hunting period is expected to begin in September.

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