9th Circuit Upholds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ban on Bear Baiting in Alaska Wildlife Refuge

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a lawsuit brought by the state of Alaska and Safari Club International challenging FWS’ decision to ban baiting brown bears in and prohibited hunting coyotes, wolves, and lynx in part of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.