Stories tagged: black bear
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has …
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., April 3, 2019
Nearly a year ago, a shirtless man and his father, also shirtless except for a black vest, stalked through the wilderness on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. They …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.”
Thu., July 12, 2018
WSB-TV reports that Carrie Watts of Rabun County found a large black bear enjoying her sandwich, chips and a cookie inside her minivan after climbing through an open window.
Fri., May 11, 2018
The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
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, …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
Hikers in the Inland Northwest are in carnivore country and should think ahead to what they would do in a close encounter with a bear, wolf or mountain lion, says …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017
A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017
Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black …
Thu., April 20, 2017
Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.
Thu., April 13, 2017
Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Writer expresses optimism for world peace; city gives up hunt for bear that escaped Manito Park zoo
On Christmas 1916, a writer expressed optimism that world peace would be restored before Christmas 1917.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
100 years ago outside of Spokane: Bear cub on the run from Manito Park Zoo eludes capture for third day
From our archive, 100 years ago For the third day, the escaped Manito Park Zoo bear continued to elude its captors – and had a close call with a shotgun-wielding …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
From our archive, 100 years ago The young bear who escaped from Manito Park Zoo led a posse of trackers and pack of dogs on a merry chase along Hangman …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago A woman living near 21st Avenue and Bernard Street heard a scratching at her front door.
Sat., June 25, 2016
A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new enclosure at an Ohio zoo and escaped for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.
Wed., April 29, 2015
A black bear that had been causing problems for three weeks in backyards and garbage bins in the Five Mile area was killed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
BIRDS – The annual winter congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene had not yet started as biologists surveyed the north end of the lake on Wednesday. For decades, …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
The Inland Northwest is prime bear country – not only for the black bears targeted by hunters, but also for grizzlies, which are a federally protected species. Hunters must study …