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Stories tagged: bear attacks

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.

Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning

A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …

Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally

Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.

Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins

Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.

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 …

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.”

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.

Stuntman invents backpack to prevent bear maulings

It may sound contradictory, but the people taking the biggest risks are usually the most safety conscious. Take Billy Lucas. For 30 years, the 57-year-old former Marine has been a …

Wyoming hunter discusses bear attack

Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident clearly and still carries the now-hidden …

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.

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.

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. …

Grizzly kills hunter near Idaho-Montana border

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – A grizzly bear wounded by a hunter later attacked and killed the hunter’s partner Friday after the two men tracked the animal in a remote area …

Grizzly bear attacks on rise

HELENA – There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone, a number experts attribute to a growing bear population stuck in …