Stories tagged: grizzly bears
FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014
Feds may restore North Cascades’ grizzlies
The National Park Service is looking at reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades Mountains in Washington. The park service has launched a three-year process to consider that question.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014, 10:45 A.M.
WSU grizzly smarter than the average bear
PULLMAN — It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind …
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
Researchers are setting snares in the Hughes Meadows area north of Priest Lake this month in an ongoing effort to capture grizzly bears and fit them with radio collars. As …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 3:12 P.M.
Protections for Montana grizzlies to be lifted, official says
The head of Montana’s wildlife agency said federal officials will seek to lift federal protections from some threatened grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies in the next two years.
MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
Bear research could advance human medicine
I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index (BMI) is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way. Grizzly bears put my …
THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013
At least 42 grizzlies roam Cabinet, Yaak in Montana
MISSOULA – A “hair of the bear” study has accounted for at least 42 grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River drainage regions of northwestern Montana. Research leader …
SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013
Judge won’t delay Kootenai logging project
HELENA – An on-again, off-again logging project in the Kootenai National Forest may be going ahead after a federal judge refused to block it during a lawsuit appeal. U.S. District …
MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013
Caretaker kills grizzly near Yellowstone
BOISE – Officials are investigating the killing of a young female grizzly bear by the caretaker of a private residence in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park. The caretaker shot …
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
Cooperation key in grizzly plan
HELENA – Government biologists say merely providing habitat won’t be enough for grizzly bears to thrive along Montana’s Northern Continental Divide after the animals are eventually delisted from federal protections. …
TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013
The hearts of bears and men
How do you perform an echocardiogram on a grizzly bear? Very carefully. But, if you want reliable results, you don’t drug the bears – the researchers at Washington State University’s …
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
County pays for survey of grizzlies
Grizzly bears have keen noses – far keener, in fact, than a bloodhound’s. The big bruins literally sniff their way through life, relying on their sense of smell to find …
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 2:34 P.M.
Grizzly sow and cub found dead in North Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot a grizzly bear and her nursing cub in northern Idaho.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
Out & About: Group working to translate fishing rules into Russian
OUTDO – A group of anglers is trying to get Spokane River anglers speaking the same language on fishing restrictions to protect struggling native redband trout. The group has worked …
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:32 A.M.
Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show
Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:30 A.M.
Wildlife managers work to avoid grizzly encounters
Rules for staying safe in bear country are easily posted on signs, websites and pamphlets. The hard part: getting folks to absorb information.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012, 7:30 A.M.
Montana bears lured into trouble
Bears kept Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks managers busy last year, partly because rural residents weren’t up to speed on living with the increased number of grizzlies in the region. …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012
In grizzly country, caution is key
Grizzly bears are tucked away in their winter dens for at least another six weeks. But grizzly specialist Kim Annis is already embarking on northwestern Montana’s rural talk circuit. Hired …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012
Grizzlies now at ZooMontana friendly wrestlers, not enemies
BILLINGS – Visitors to ZooMontana can get a better idea of how grizzly bears interact now that two male grizzlies are able to be in the bear exhibit at the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012
Idaho forest land exchange boosts big game
Hunters, hikers and wildlife should benefit from the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ recent acquisition of Cabinet Mountains land just northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. And people who prefer a forest …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012, 7:41 P.M.
2011 spotlight: Top S-R outdoors feature stories
Wrangler, horse charge grizzly A trail-ride wrangler from Whitefish, Mont., rode a big, brave horse to the rescue of a young boy on a horse being chased by a grizzly …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011
Bear exhibit packs safety lesson
An appetite for dog food was the black bear’s undoing. Wildlife agents killed the 500-pound male after it engineered a series of crafty break-ins at cabins in southwest Washington. Now, …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011, 2:52 P.M.
Wildlife agents: Don’t feed the bears
An appetite for dog food was the black bear’s undoing. Wildlife agents killed the 500-pound male after it engineered a series of crafty break-ins at cabins in Southwest Washington.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011
Forest road plan aims at bear safety
Keeping people away from grizzly bears is the goal of forest plan amendments for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai and Lolo national forests, which will restrict motor vehicle travel into prime …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011
Rock Creek decision upheld
Building a mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness won’t imperil the region’s threatened grizzly bears, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The San Francisco-based court said that the …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011
Bear hunt tips to go online
The bear moving through the brush has dark fur and weighs about 300 pounds. Is it a black bear or a grizzly? Most people rely on size and coloring to …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011
Bolster, Tonk looking for new normal
A few weeks ago, she was just a wrangler who led dudes on trail rides near Glacier National Park. This week, Erin Bolster is trying to deal with a thousand …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011
Heroes in grizzly chase featured on Letterman show
Fans of heroes, horses, wranglers and grizzly bears got it all in one package Tuesday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Trail riding guide Erin Bolster and her …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011, 2:12 P.M.
Grizzly killed that likely mauled two in Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say they have killed a grizzly bear that fatally mauled a hiker after DNA evidence linked the bear to the scene of …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011
Fatal grizzly attacks trigger policy review
Yellowstone National Park officials say they’ll review park policies following two fatal grizzly attacks this summer. One incident involved a solo hiker, John Wallace, 59, of Michigan, who died Aug. …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011
Getting a nose count
Next summer, grizzly bears will follow their noses to census sites. Enticed by the smell of fermented cow blood and fish guts, they’ll crawl through corrals of barbed wire to …