Melissa Reynolds-Hogland is the executive director of Bear Trust International, a Missoula, Montana-based organization that claims to work to "conserve all 8 species of the world’s bears, other wildlife, and habitat" and that has lobbied against bear and wolf protection legislation alongside a number of gun lobby and sport-hunting advocacy organizations including Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association.  In 2016, she co-authored a standard paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology advocating for the recreational harvest, i.e. sport hunting, of nuisance black bears as a means of reducing human-bear conflict in New Jersey.
Resources and Articles
- Bear Trust International, "Board," organizational website, accessed May 28, 2017.
- Bear Trust International, "Vision and Mission," organizational website, accessed May 28, 2017.
- Various organizations, "Letter to President Barack Obama Opposing the Bear Protection Act of 2008 (page 1)," lobbying letter, March 6, 2008, accessed March 7, 2016.
- Various organizations, "Letter to President Barack Obama Urging Him to Support Removal of Endangered Species Act Protections for Gray Wolves (page 1)," lobbying letter, March 6, 2008.
- Raithel, J.D., Reynolds-Hogland, M.J., Koons, D.N., Carr, P.C., Aubry, L.M., "Recreational harvest and incident-response management reduce human–carnivore conflicts in an anthropogenic landscape," Journal of Applied Ecology, 29 November 2016, accessed May 28, 2017
- "Harvest of nuisance black bears in New Jersey reducing human-bear conflicts," Phys.org, 28 November 2016, accessed May 28, 2017
- Muffoletto, Mary-Anne, "USU Scientists say Regulated Hunting key to Black Bear Conservation," Utah State Today, 30 November 2016, accessed May 28, 2017