Behind the Headline: ‘Panel Abandons Griz Depredation Comp Model, Awards Ranch $339K’

A rancher in Hot Springs County is set to receive nearly $340,000 from the state for his stock killed by grizzly bears and mountain lions. That award is almost four times the compensation that Wyoming Game…

A rancher in Hot Springs County is set to receive nearly $340,000 from the state for his stock killed by grizzly bears and mountain lions. That award is almost four times the compensation that Wyoming Game and Fish typically pays for such incidents.

WyoFile reporter Angus Thuermer Jr. attended the hearing where an arbitration panel delivered this verdict. His story and other recent reporting explains that the ruling is part of a lengthy battle pitting public wildlife values against private property rights.

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Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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