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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

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

Hunter faces charges after killing grizzly in Idaho in apparent mistake

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

Video captures father and son brutally kill a bear and her cubs

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 …

Black bear wanders lobby of hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’

A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.”

Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman’s minivan

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.

Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker’s car

The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey.

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, …

Bear attack avoidance tips offered by biologist

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 euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers

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

Teen bit in head by bear wakes up to “crunching sound”

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

Woman, two dogs injured in bear attack near Priest Lake

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

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

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 …

Officials rescue 2 black bear cubs after mom hit by pickup

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.

Goats killed by black bear near Billings campground

Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.

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.

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 …

100 years in Spokane: Escaped bear cub from Manito Park Zoo eludes posse of trackers

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 …

100 years ago in Spokane: Bear cub escapes from Manito Park Zoo

From our archives, 100 years ago A woman living near 21st Avenue and Bernard Street heard a scratching at her front door.

Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

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.

Wildlife officials kill black bear in Five Mile area

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 …

Field reports: Bald eagles slow to show at Lake Coeur d’Alene

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, …

Collared bears help create trail of insight

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 …