87-5-301. Grizzly bear -- findings -- policy. (1) The legislature finds that:
(a) grizzly bears are a recovered population and thrive under responsive cooperative management;
(b) grizzly bear conservation is best served under state management and the local, state, tribal, and federal partnerships that fostered recovery; and
(c) successful conflict management is key to maintaining public support for conservation of the grizzly bear.
(2) It is the policy of the state to:
(a) manage the grizzly bear as a species in need of management to avoid conflicts with humans and livestock; and
(b) use proactive management to control grizzly bear distribution and prevent conflicts, including trapping and lethal measures.