Wyoming Recreational Use Act

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Judge sides with feds in wrongful death suit over fatal bear mauling near Yellowstone

Wildlife officials have proposed ending federal protections for Yellowstone area grizzly bears.

Citing a Wyoming law that protects landowners who allow outdoor recreation on their land, a federal judge has ruled against a woman who filed a wrongful death suit that blamed federal researchers after her husband was killed by a grizzly bear that had been tranquilized and released near the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne issued a summary judgment in the civil case on Tuesday. Freudenthal dismissed the case "based upon Wyoming’s Recreational Use Act," a state law that releases landowners from liability or obligations to warn non-paying recreation users in relation to potentially dangerous activities. Continue Reading →

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