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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., expressed his disappointment that a federal judge temporarily blocked grizzly bear hunts that were set to start in Idaho and Wyoming on Saturday.

Experts and wildlife officials agree that the grizzly bear in the Yellowstone region has been recovered for many years,” Enzi said. “It is unfortunate that activist litigation has once again delayed the process of allowing states to properly manage their own wildlife. After reviewing the evidence, I hope the judge recognizes the recovered status of the bears and allows Wyoming to continue management of the species.