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Grizzly’s rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials

Grizzly bears aren’t docile animals, but an especially aggressive attack that killed a hunting guide and injured his client is puzzling wildlife officials.

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path

A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her …

Colorado mom scares off bear attacking 5-year-old daughter

A 5-year-old Colorado girl attacked by a black bear outside her home over the weekend was expected to recover thanks to the quick thinking of her mother, who scared the …

Two motorcyclists injured after encounter with bear

A 60-year-old Hoquiam man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he struck a bear on U.S. Highway 101.

Bear attack avoidance tips offered by biologist

Hikers in the Inland Northwest are in carnivore country and should think ahead to what they would do in a close encounter with a bear, wolf or mountain lion, says …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

Black bear swats Priest Lake jogger on Kalispell-Reeder trail; injuries minor

A black bear charged a man jogging along Priest Lake on Monday, inflicting minor injuries to his leg before running off, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials say.

UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Teen bit in head by bear wakes up to “crunching sound”

A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.

Woman, two dogs injured in bear attack near Priest Lake

A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Mauled mountain biker riding fast when attacked by grizzly

The Kalispell mountain biker killed by a grizzly bear outside of Glacier National Park last year was going at a high rate of speed into a collision that triggered the …

Elk hunter mauled by grizzly bear in Montana

Montana wildlife officials say an elk hunter was mauled by a female grizzly bear that was protecting her two cubs.

Forest Service names street after officer killed by grizzly

A U.S. Forest Service road has been renamed in honor of an officer who was killed by a grizzly bear near Glacier National Park.

Startled grizzly bear attacks man

State wildlife officials say a man is recovering after being attacked by a protective grizzly bear while on a walk with his daughter and two dogs.

‘These bears are not afraid’: After four recent grizzly encounters, officials looking at options; experts still recommend spray vs. firearm

A Bozeman man who survived two attacks by a grizzly bear apparently protecting her cubs on Saturday has captured the attention of social media, hunters and wildlife managers alike, especially …

Alaska guide’s condition improves after mauling by bear

The condition of an Alaska wilderness guide who was mauled by a bear protecting her cub has improved, the hospital said.

Grizzly bear that killed Montana man previously was captured

KALISPELL – Montana wildlife officials say the bear that attacked and killed a mountain biker near Glacier National Park was an 18- to 20-year-old male grizzly that had been previously …

Fatal grizzly bear attack likely caused by collision with mountain biker, officials say

Montana wildlife officials say a 38-year-old mountain biker who was killed by a bear riding just outside Glacier National Park likely collided with the bear before he was attacked.

Man killed by bear experienced in dangers of the wilderness

The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Bear in deadly Glacier National Park attack sought

Montana authorities say a helicopter will help search for a grizzly bear that attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he rode along a trail just south of Glacier …

Bear mauling victim leaving Seattle hospital

The man mauled by a bear near Lake Wenatchee has recovered enough to leave a Seattle hospital.

Bellevue bear-mauling victim describes ordeal

Bellevue City Councilman John Chelminiak says he wouldn’t let the bear keep him on the ground when he was attacked near his vacation cabin at Lake Wenatchee.

Zucchini handy for fending off bear attack

A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home today by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden.

1 dead, 2 injured in bear attack at Montana campground

COOKE CITY, Mont. — At least one bear rampaged through a heavily occupied campground today near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night, killing one person and injuring …

Grizzly survived dustup with hunter

A female grizzly that bit an Eastern Idaho hunter last month has been identified through DNA testing of saliva on the hunter’s wound.