Stories tagged: bears
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Ask Dr. Universe: Why are bears called bears when they can be called anything else, not just a bear?
There’s no natural reason for the words humans use. Any sound could be used to describe a big mammal that eats berries and salmon.
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to hear updates on wolf, cougar and bear management, and a number of proposed revisions to fishing regulations on Friday and Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
A Montana hunter killed a grizzly bear in North Idaho on Tuesday, after apparently mistaking the endangered bruin for a more common black bear.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
A portion of an article in last Sunday’s outdoors section didn’t sit well with one Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commissioner.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
The Washington Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is hosting a free bear spray training course on Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
On a sunny Tuesday morning in the tree-covered mountains of the Colville National Forest, all was quiet except for a steady
Tue., July 30, 2019
Hunting. Mercy. Politics.
Sun., July 14, 2019
Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.
Fri., June 21, 2019
Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.
Sun., May 12, 2019
Ranching families are sharing the southwestern Montana landscape with grizzly bears, with some help from students. The Tom Miner Basin Association works on projects to promote places where livestock and …
Mon., May 6, 2019
A grizzly bear was confirmed northeast of Magee, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Monday.
Sun., May 5, 2019
As you know, today is the unofficial start of portable toilet season in the Inland Northwest.
Thu., April 11, 2019
Even in our modern age of human domination, bears remain fearsome creatures that touch on primordial fears.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Virginia wildlife officials: Man secretly fed bears for decade, saying he wanted ‘to keep them safe’
For 10 years, a Virginia man has been secretly feeding bears “to keep them safe from poachers” – a violation of the state’s “bear no-feeding” law, wildlife authorities say.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
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Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.
Sun., June 24, 2018
Charles Balzer probably didn’t think much of it when he fenced off one of the many spring-fed ponds scattered around Spokane’s newest park.
Thu., May 31, 2018
A conservation group on Thursday sued the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging it illegally allows black bears to be killed using hunting methods that were banned by voters.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
A billboard in downtown Spokane depicting two cartoon bears copulating was meant as a lighthearted advertising ploy by a local clothing company.
Sat., April 14, 2018
The bears are fat. And they’re dying young.
Tue., April 10, 2018
State wildlife officials are asking for cities in Washington to transition to bear-proof garbage cans as more bears are dying in communities along Interstate 90.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
In a pregame interview before a radio broadcast of Monday night’s game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Ditka said, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts with humans, according to wildlife managers.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …