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Grizzlies spreading into Washington

As Montana grizzly bears have pushed beyond their usual mountain strongholds into the Bitterroot and Judith Basin areas, Washington state residents got a surprise visit this fall from a 476-pound …

Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Judge halts Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Judge to decide whether grizzly bear hunts resume in Rockies

A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the first grizzly bear hunting season to be held in the Lower 48 states in more than four …

Eli Francovich: Grizzly bear near Silverwood inspired fear, but wild animals ought to be afraid

The young grizzly bear raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho this week inspired plenty of awe for those watching the bear’s antics. And the bear inspired a …

UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Study confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited North Cascades

A National Parks Service report confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited the North Cascades.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Yaak portion of Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail pits backpackers vs. grizzlies

The future of a national scenic trail through northwest Montana’s most isolated grizzly bear country has wildlife and recreation experts tangled in a messy debate.

House votes to block money to bring grizzlies back to North Cascades

The federal government would be barred from spending money to move grizzly bears into Washington’s North Cascades in the coming fiscal year, under an amendment approved Thursday by the U.S. …

Mike Bader: Aiming at the heart of the grizzly

Broken promises, disrespect and outright lies. These are at the heart of the Trump administration blitzkrieg against environmental laws across the nation. We saw it again at the recent Interagency …

Annemarie Prince and Candace Bennett: We can share the outdoors with bears

With warmer weather comes the long-awaited summer outdoor recreation season. It also means that bears once again roam the landscape. Washington has a very healthy black bear population statewide. In …

Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered …

U.S. won’t restore Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning management over to states that are …

Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the federal government is moving forward with plans to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.

Grizzly bears spotted along Rocky Mountain Front

State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Citing risks, Montana says no to 2018 grizzly hunting season

Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday to skip a 2018 grizzly bear hunting season, citing pending lawsuits and a wish to move cautiously as the species nears recovery.

Montana won’t allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

Montana won’t hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over the animal’s legal status.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

U.S. to review ended protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Biologists: Grizzly numbers hold steady around Yellowstone

Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

NRA, hunting group say grizzly bear hunts needed for safety

The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

U.S. considers ending protections for northwest Montana bears

A federal wildlife official says the government will consider lifting threatened species protections for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Groups sue to protect Yellowstone grizzlies as hunts anticipated

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules

A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …

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.

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 …

Living with predators – adaptation

“Grizzlies won’t be a problem for livestock, they’ll prey on hikers.” So said the wildlife conflict specialist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Researchers to trap grizzly, black bears in Yellowstone

Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Court rules against immediate protections for whitebark pine

An appeals court has ruled that U.S. government officials don’t have to take immediate action to protect a pine tree that is a source of food for threatened grizzly bears.

UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

McNeil River bear expert learned to trust grizzly bears

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 …

Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs from Montana get names: Nova and Nita

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.