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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Injured hiker had to fend off bears

HIKING -- Bears have always been good at smelling opportunity. A hiker who fell, broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder in the North Cascades last weekend said he had to fend ...

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Grizzly bear at home on the range

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason. Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in ...

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Grizzlies isolated in Cabinet Mountains

THREATENED SPECIES -- Our big bears  need lots of room to roam, something that's in short supply in our ever-more-developed world.  Grizzly bears in NW Montana face trio of obstacles ...

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

Grizzly killed by Idaho black bear hunters

HUNTING -- An 11-year old male grizzly bear was killed by black bear hunters near Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, May 7, according to the Idaho Fish and Game Department. The ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

Alaska bear largest to be killed by hunters

HUNTING -- The largest grizzly bear killed and recorded by a hunter has been entered into the Boone and Crockett record book. The big bruin, taken in 2013 near Fairbanks, Alaska, by ...

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

Idaho spring bear hunting seasons underway

HUNTING -- Here's a cue for hikers to wear colorful clothing -- no black or brown. Idaho's spring black bear hunting season opened April 15 throughout the Idaho Panhandle Region. Season ending ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

Oregon rancher kills 500-pound black bear

WILDLIFE -- A huge black bear by Oregon standards has been killed by a rancher legally defending the family's property. Hunters are scratching their heads wondering how they missed seeing ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Another sign of spring: Grizzlies emerging

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- If you need more reassurance that spring has sprung, Yellowstone National Park officials have reported that grizzly bears are beginning to emerge from their dens. First bears ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

Most bears hibernating, but not all of them

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A wolf trapper has answered the question on whether all of Montana's bears have snuggled in dens to hibernate through winter. A steel leg-hold trap set for ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

Yellowstone grizzlies recovered, panel says

THREATENED SPECIES -- A panel of wildlife officials says it’s time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. An Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee ...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

Bear awareness needed during big-game hunts

HUNTING -- Bears are still out and active throughout the fall as hunters are out for deer and elk hunting -- a potentially hazardous mix.  Being bear aware is particularly ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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