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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Worried about the elections? Watch this harrowing video of a baby bear climbing a steep snow slope

Worried about the elections?


Yellowstone bear that attacked Washington boy won’t be captured, killed

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.


Demise of Spokane’s Manito zoo marked by shots of a .30-30 rifle

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.


State allows bear hunts using banned methods, suit says

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.

Bear-sex billboard in downtown Spokane was a brief affair

A billboard in downtown Spokane depicting two cartoon bears copulating was meant as a lighthearted advertising ploy by a local clothing company.


Scrounging for trash, bears along the I-90 corridor are getting fat and dying

The bears are fat. And they’re dying young.


Wildlife officials seek new garbage cans after bear deaths

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.

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.


Activists debate Native hibernating bear hunting

Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.


Spokane-area couple travels to Alaska for fish, bears as retirement celebration

A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.


Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches

Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?


Out & About: Loaded for pheasant, hunter shoots charging grizzly bear

While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.


Mike Ditka on NFL protests: ‘No oppression in the last 100 years that I know of’

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.

More grizzly bears roaming outside national parks in Wyoming

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.


Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon

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.

More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Two bear cubs captured after people separated them from mom

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.

Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

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.


Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning

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.

Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort

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.

Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list

For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.


Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally

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.


Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins

Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.


Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion

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 …


Two grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

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 …


Glacier National Park trail reopens after grizzly activity

The National Park Service has reopened the Avalanche Lake Trail after the path was closed due to grizzly bear activity.


Glacier National Park trail closed due to grizzlies

A popular trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park is closed temporarily because of grizzly bears frequenting the area.


With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

Northern New England’s growing black bear population has awoken, and it’s coming for your garbage.


Woman rescued from Montana woods feared bears, ate lilies

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.