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Black bear with cub reportedly aggressive on Canfield Mountain

WILDLIFE -- An aggressive black bear was reported Thursday along the popular national forest hiking-biking trails of Canfield Mountain near Coeur d'Alene, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. "We have varying second-hand reports that a black bear with at least one cub has been...

Black bears cute, loveable but also seriously dangerous

WILDLIFE -- Videos of black bears that circulate online can be hilarious. Bears have personality. They do funny things. But sometimes bears and other wild animals attack people for no clear reason. Don't ever forget that. Bear awareness education can go a long way in...

Mauled mountain biker was riding fast before grizzly bear attack

MOUNTAIN BIKING -- The Kalispell mountain biker killed by a grizzly bear outside of Glacier National Park last year was going at a high rate of speed and couldn't have avoided the surprise collision that triggered the mauling, investigators say in the official report released...

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.

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 and nearly everything else they carry in the backcountry. But should weight-savers skimp on bear spray in grizzly country?

Wolf trapper’s job tougher when the catch is a bear

TRAPPING -- Trapping wolves is tricky business, especially when a black bear is captured by the steel jaws of a leg-hold trap. Bears are required to be released. Here's a bit of the drama involved with tranquilizing and releasing a big bruin, as told by...