Bob revealed that Yellowstone NP’s grizzlies were becoming habituated to hunting parties outside the park by feeding on elk “gut piles” left by outfitters. As a result, grizzlies react to the sound of gun-fire like a dinner bell, increasing tragic human-bear interaction. PEER won Bob’s reappointment as a seasonal ranger for the final three years of his 30-year career, during which time restrictions were enforced on hunting outfitters near Yellowstone.
After he retired, he worked with PEER on mismanagement of the park’s bison populations, including failure of the park to accommodate bison family dynamics and needlessly maiming bison in holding facilities.
Buffalo Betrayed by Official Cruelty and Indifference
Growing Grizzly Habituation Threatens Public Safety & Species Recovery
Yellowstone Ranger Forbidden to Speak on Grizzly Deaths