Stories tagged: bears
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Park
When someone tells you they spotted a 750-pound grizzly bear lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. …
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Field reports: Field Reports: Cascades grizzly plan comment period extended
THREATENED SPECIES – The public is being given more time to comment on proposals for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington. The National Park Service and U.S. …
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable
Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Grocery company says hunter killed zoo bear; Ida Tarbell criticizes tariffs
The Spokane Table Supply Company claimed that the bear was, in fact, an old “pet” bear that had been kept in the Manito Park Zoo cages.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6 A.M.
Polar bear expert warns of climate change
To a polar bear, climate change is not a hoax. The chief scientist for
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 12:36 P.M.
Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzly bears to Washington
Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
SUNDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 8:32 P.M.
Cutler, Howard lead Bears to 20-10 win over Vikings
Jay Cutler’s halftime speech – yup, that Jay Cutler – helped the Chicago Bears turn a strong start into one surprising victory. Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown …
SUNDAY, 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.”
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Two black bears sighted Friday on the South Hill bluff
An adult black bear and a younger bear, had been on the slopes Friday between High Drive and Hangman Creek on the South Hill bluff.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
‘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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
Reader photo: Up close and personal
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
In brief: Wolf trapping courses available in North Idaho
Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Don’t lose sleep over bear attacks, but maybe worry about bees and dogs
Somehow, amid a coup in Turkey, a terrorist attack in Nice and the GOP convention in Cleveland, the second most read story on the Seattle Times website recently was a …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
Outdoor survival tips for Bear Country
A basic rule on what to do when encountering a bear in the wilderness is so common, it’s long been a mantra: “If it’s brown, you lie down. If it’s …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Idaho officials seek comments on grizzly bear hunting rules
Idaho officials are seeking public comments on rules for hunting grizzly bears in the eastern part of the state.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 10:14 P.M.
Jim Grobe: Winning not at expense of character at Baylor
Acting Baylor football coach Jim Grobe said winning is important but won’t come at the expense of character and integrity.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Problems at WSU bear center prompt backlash from animal rights group
At least 15 grizzly bears have died in the past six years at a Washington State University research facility, according to a trove of recently released public records.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 3:02 P.M.
Yellowstone urges tourists to carry bear spray, just in case
A new Yellowstone National Park campaign urging tourists to carry bear spray features celebrities like Bozeman climber Conrad Anker, whose feats include three Everest ascents.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 10:26 P.M.
CV’s reversal of fortune against Wenatchee comes at unfortunate time
The Central Valley Bears had to have known at some point their fortunes against the Wenatchee Panthers would change for the worse. They just wish the stakes hadn’t been so …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 9:43 P.M.
State soccer: Interlake edges Mt. Spokane in 3A opener
The match had barely ended when Mt. Spokane soccer coach Ryan Campanella began to rewind the plays in his mind.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 6:07 A.M.
Only U.S. grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years
The nation’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Manito Park Zoo overpopulated with bears
From our archives, 100 years ago The city of Spokane had an unusual problem. It owned too many bears.
SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
States divvy up Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt
Wildlife officials have divvied up how many grizzly bears can be killed by hunters in the Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.