According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, a second person who is against Wyoming’s grizzly bear hunt has secured one of the spots on the “insurance list.”
After the hunt was announced earlier this summer, a group of anti-hunt activists launched a campaign to try to buy tags, but had no intention of actually hunting a bear.
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department randomly sorted 3,500 Wyoming applicants and 2,327 non-resident applicants into an “insurance list.” Spot number one has the first option as to whether or not they would like to buy a tag, then down the line in numerical order.
Last week, outspoken anti-hunt critic and wildlife photographer Tom Mangelson announced he received spot number 8 on the insurance list, guaranteeing him the opportunity to purchase a tag. Another woman who opposes the hunt is now announcing that she secured the number 2 overall spot on the list.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide says that the anti-hunt activist has chosen to keep her identity hidden at this time.
Jackson resident Ann Smith, who organized the “Shoot ‘Em With a Camera” anti-hunt campaign made the announcement this week, that another one of their members secured the spot.