Stories tagged: bear attacks
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:20 a.m.
Delisted grizzly bears could be hunted
With most Montana seasons closed and grizzly bears in their dens for the winter, sportsmen and wildlife managers alike are reflecting on an alarming season of grizzly bear-hunter conflicts.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations
Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Washington man recounts grizzly bear attack; offers advice to hunters
“Obviously, there’s an adrenaline rush when you hunt,” Neil Rico said. “That’s why I choose archery. It’s a lot more challenging.”
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
Thu., March 12, 2015, midnight
Stuntman invents backpack to prevent bear maulings
It may sound contradictory, but the people taking the biggest risks are usually the most safety conscious. Take Billy Lucas. For 30 years, the 57-year-old former Marine has been a …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, midnight
Wyoming hunter discusses bear attack
Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident clearly and still carries the now-hidden …
Sun., March 18, 2012, 7:32 a.m.
Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show
Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.
Sun., March 18, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
Wildlife managers work to avoid grizzly encounters
Rules for staying safe in bear country are easily posted on signs, websites and pamphlets. The hard part: getting folks to absorb information.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2011, midnight
Fatal grizzly attacks trigger policy review
Yellowstone National Park officials say they’ll review park policies following two fatal grizzly attacks this summer. One incident involved a solo hiker, John Wallace, 59, of Michigan, who died Aug. …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, midnight
Grizzly kills hunter near Idaho-Montana border
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – A grizzly bear wounded by a hunter later attacked and killed the hunter’s partner Friday after the two men tracked the animal in a remote area …
Mon., May 30, 2011, midnight
Grizzly bear attacks on rise
HELENA – There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone, a number experts attribute to a growing bear population stuck in …