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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: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.

U.S. judge delays grizzly bear hunts in Rockies 2 more weeks

A U.S. judge on Thursday delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades, saying he needed more time to …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Grizzly bear raids chicken coops, chases sheep in North Idaho

A young grizzly bear has been raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho.

One Idahoan will get a shot at a grizzly bear this year. Here’s how it will work.

Idaho Fish and Game will hold a lottery for one grizzly bear tag for the 2018 season.

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 …

Plans call for opening Idaho road in grizzly bear habitat

National security concerns require the repairing of a northern Idaho road in important grizzly bear habitat near the Canadian border and lifting travel restrictions on law enforcement, officials say.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Idaho to hold public meetings on possible grizzly bear hunt

Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male.

British Columbia bans most hunts of grizzly bears

Alaska’s neighbor to the southeast announced a ban this week on most grizzly bear hunts.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.

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.

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.

Bozeman hunter shoots, kills 500-pound female grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS – Montana wildlife officials say a Bozeman hunter shot and killed a female grizzly bear after it charged at him. The Great Falls Tribune reported the initial investigation …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Fat grizzly killed for preying on calves to be displayed

A grizzly bear killed for preying on cattle in Montana will be stuffed and put on display.

Grizzly attacks men hunting black bears in Montana

Montana wildlife authorities say a man shot and killed a grizzly bear after it ran out of some brush and bit his adult son’s arm.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Grizzly bear mauls bow hunter in southwestern Montana

A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close.

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 …

Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains

Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.

UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Bear-ly recovered? Tribes and conservationists divided on the future of the grizzly

At the end of June, the federal government announced the Yellowstone grizzly bear was no longer threatened with extinction. More than 100 tribal nations question that decision.

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.

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.

Wildlife officials investigating grizzly bear shooting death

State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a male grizzly bear that had been shot to death was found in the Stillwater River in northwestern Montana.

Wildlife officials investigating grizzly bear shooting death

State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a black bear hunter reported shooting a grizzly bear about 5 miles northeast of Missoula.

Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11

About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …

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 …

Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions

A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …

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.

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.