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Stories tagged: grizzly bear


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

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.


Grizzly bear in CdA National Forest reminder to be bear aware

A grizzly bear was confirmed northeast of Magee, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Monday.


Idaho wildlife officials warn hunters to watch for grizzles

Idaho fish and game officials are warning people in the Panhandle to watch out for grizzles during black bear season.


First grizzly bear sighting this year in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has recorded its first grizzly bear sighting of the year as bears start to come out of hibernation with the pending end of winter.


Border Patrol agents want road reopened through grizzly habitat north of Priest Lake

U.S. Border security may prompt the reopening of a road bisecting important grizzly bear habitat north of Priest Lake.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

900-pound grizzly wanders into Montana Hutterite Colony

A 900-pound grizzly wandered into the garage of a Hutterite Colony in Montana, Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Man survives grizzly bear attack in Montana wilderness

A 500-pound grizzly bear mauled a Hayden man, and he lived to tell the tale.


Grizzly bear killed by hunting guide in northern Wyoming

Wildlife managers in Wyoming are investigating the shooting of a grizzly bear by a hunting guide as the animals become more active searching for food before the harsh winter sets …


GOP seeks changes to species law, including stripping wolf protection, after grizzly hunts halted

Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats …


Grizzly’s rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials

Grizzly bears aren’t docile animals, but an especially aggressive attack that killed a hunting guide and injured his client is puzzling wildlife officials.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.


U.S. judge delays grizzly bear hunts in Rockies 2 more weeks

A U.S. judge on Thursday delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades, saying he needed more time to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Grizzly bear raids chicken coops, chases sheep in North Idaho

A young grizzly bear has been raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho.


One Idahoan will get a shot at a grizzly bear this year. Here’s how it will work.

Idaho Fish and Game will hold a lottery for one grizzly bear tag for the 2018 season.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path

A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her …


Plans call for opening Idaho road in grizzly bear habitat

National security concerns require the repairing of a northern Idaho road in important grizzly bear habitat near the Canadian border and lifting travel restrictions on law enforcement, officials say.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Idaho to hold public meetings on possible grizzly bear hunt

Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male.


British Columbia bans most hunts of grizzly bears

Alaska’s neighbor to the southeast announced a ban this week on most grizzly bear hunts.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.


Spokane-area couple travels to Alaska for fish, bears as retirement celebration

A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.


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.


Bozeman hunter shoots, kills 500-pound female grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS – Montana wildlife officials say a Bozeman hunter shot and killed a female grizzly bear after it charged at him. The Great Falls Tribune reported the initial investigation …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Fat grizzly killed for preying on calves to be displayed

A grizzly bear killed for preying on cattle in Montana will be stuffed and put on display.


Grizzly attacks men hunting black bears in Montana

Montana wildlife authorities say a man shot and killed a grizzly bear after it ran out of some brush and bit his adult son’s arm.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Grizzly bear mauls bow hunter in southwestern Montana

A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close.


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 …


Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains

Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Bear-ly recovered? Tribes and conservationists divided on the future of the grizzly

At the end of June, the federal government announced the Yellowstone grizzly bear was no longer threatened with extinction. More than 100 tribal nations question that decision.


Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion

Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates …


Two grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.