By Tim Jones, Managing Editor
In our September issue
, we outlined the continuing troubles faced by Wyoming
outfitter B. Joe Coy of Yellow Creek Outfitting. In that story we noted that Coy's daughter, Jessie Coy, was intent on establishing her own business independent of her father. Gray Thornton, President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation
wrote a letter supporting Jessie Coy's application for an outfitter license. We have placed a copy of it with the entire file in the Coy case. It says, in part:
"This past fall, my cousins had the pleasure of hunting whitetail deer with Ms. Jessie Coy on a private ranch near Glenrock. Our hunting party consisted of my cousin (a non-hunter from California), his wife (a five-day-a-week surfer) and their daughter, both also non-hunters, and his son Connor, the new hunter on his first deer hunt. Ms. Coy made all feel comfortable doing something foreign to them, engaged them in the process and also educated them on the value of regulated hunting to wildlife, communities and our culture.....