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Posts tagged: grizzly bears

Ever read this?

Or perhaps you read the excerpts in Sports Illustrated about the events of Aug. 13, 1967 at Glacier National Park.

Here are a few details.

Ursus arctos horribilis

I can see being ambivalent about Lewis and Clark if you are native. But it seems like everyone else in our part of the country ought to be able to cite a favorite theme in stories spun by the expedition.

Me? No contest. It's the accounts of the explorers' introduction to grizzly bears.

I've always loved that. You can picture those guys shaking their heads and saying “What is the deal with these western bears? You shoot 'em three times and they just keep coming!”

Well, until roads, housing developments and our need to extinguish every trace of wildness shoved them into a corner.

Try to resist the urge to den up

Chances are, there are still a few things on your before-winter to-do list.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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