Stories tagged: grizzly bears
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
After an abrupt halt, the process that would bring grizzly bears back to North Cascades National Park is back on
Grizzly bears may yet roam the Washington Cascades, after a pair of federal agencies unexpectedly announced Thursday they would reopen the process of considering how reintroduction might happen.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Idaho officials killed a young adult male grizzly bear in Copeland, Idaho, north of Bonners Ferry, on Saturday.
Sat., May 25, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.
Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …
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.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
As Montana grizzly bears have pushed beyond their usual mountain strongholds into the Bitterroot and Judith Basin areas, Washington state residents got a surprise visit this fall from a 476-pound …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:01 p.m.
Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the first grizzly bear hunting season to be held in the Lower 48 states in more than four …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
The young grizzly bear raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho this week inspired plenty of awe for those watching the bear’s antics. And the bear inspired a …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
A National Parks Service report confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited the North Cascades.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The future of a national scenic trail through northwest Montana’s most isolated grizzly bear country has wildlife and recreation experts tangled in a messy debate.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
The federal government would be barred from spending money to move grizzly bears into Washington’s North Cascades in the coming fiscal year, under an amendment approved Thursday by the U.S. …
Fri., June 29, 2018
Broken promises, disrespect and outright lies. These are at the heart of the Trump administration blitzkrieg against environmental laws across the nation. We saw it again at the recent Interagency …
Sun., May 13, 2018
With warmer weather comes the long-awaited summer outdoor recreation season. It also means that bears once again roam the landscape. Washington has a very healthy black bear population statewide. In …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered …
Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning management over to states that are …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the federal government is moving forward with plans to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday to skip a 2018 grizzly bear hunting season, citing pending lawsuits and a wish to move cautiously as the species nears recovery.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
Montana won’t hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over the animal’s legal status.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
A federal wildlife official says the government will consider lifting threatened species protections for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.