Stories tagged: grizzly bears
Sun., May 13, 2018
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
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 …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
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.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
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.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
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 …
Sat., May 6, 2017
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.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
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.
Sun., 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. …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Montana weighs asking Congress to lift grizzly protections
Montana lawmakers are considering a resolution to ask the state’s congressional delegation to declassify the grizzly bear as a threatened species throughout Montana.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
DeVos suggests guns in school to protect kids from grizzlies
Kids in remote schools in grizzly bear territory might need protection from the animals, so Donald Trump’s choice to run the Education Department thinks it could be appropriate for teachers …
Thu., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list
State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.
Sun., 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.”
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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 …