Stories tagged: bears
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
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, 8:30 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 9:15 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
Hunting. Mercy. Politics.
Sun., July 14, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.
Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
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, 12:11 p.m.
A grizzly bear was confirmed northeast of Magee, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Monday.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
As you know, today is the unofficial start of portable toilet season in the Inland Northwest.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
Even in our modern age of human domination, bears remain fearsome creatures that touch on primordial fears.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
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, 7:15 p.m.
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, 5:51 p.m.
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Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
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, 7:18 p.m.
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, 8:02 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
The bears are fat. And they’re dying young.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
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, 8:35 p.m.
Does a bear scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
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, 9:30 a.m.
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, 9:04 p.m.
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, 9:43 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Montana wildlife officials are reminding residents to leave young wildlife alone after people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother.