Stories tagged: bears
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Charles Balzer probably didn’t think much of it when he fenced off one of the many spring-fed ponds scattered around Spokane’s newest park.
Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
A conservation group on Thursday sued the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging it illegally allows black bears to be killed using hunting methods that were banned by voters.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
A billboard in downtown Spokane depicting two cartoon bears copulating was meant as a lighthearted advertising ploy by a local clothing company.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bears are fat. And they’re dying young.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
State wildlife officials are asking for cities in Washington to transition to bear-proof garbage cans as more bears are dying in communities along Interstate 90.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
In a pregame interview before a radio broadcast of Monday night’s game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Ditka said, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts with humans, according to wildlife managers.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Montana wildlife officials are reminding residents to leave young wildlife alone after people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo were evacuated on Friday to a wildlife reserve in Jordan.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
The National Park Service has reopened the Avalanche Lake Trail after the path was closed due to grizzly bear activity.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Northern New England’s growing black bear population has awoken, and it’s coming for your garbage.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
A 23-year-old woman rescued after a week lost in the Montana wilderness says she hesitated to retrace her path after seeing bear tracks over her old footprints.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Larry Aumiller spent 40 years trying to come to terms with the expression on the Boone and Crockett Club’s bear statue. “Those bears can be aggressive,” Aumiller said. “But that’s …