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Don't feed the bears: Man sentenced for giving bears food for years

Don't feed the bears: Man sentenced for giving bears food for years

HELENA — A 57-year-old man who was feeding bears at his Elk Meadows subdivision home on the eastern side of Rogers Pass received a two-year suspended sentenced in District Court on Aug. 28 after he was caught feeding multiple black bears.

September 10, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Game and Fish moves grizzly bear

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear that was killing livestock north of Pinedale.

September 08, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.

July 17, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…
Blacksmith Jim Rennie

Blacksmith Jim Rennie

Blacksmith Jim Rennie bends a heated piece of metal into an ornate Nordic-style raven's head wall-mounted bottle opener at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Alex Vraa pulls back a bow string

Alex Vraa pulls back a bow string

Archery enthusiast Alex Vraa, 13, struggles to pull back a bow string at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…
Alexandra and the Grizzly Bear

Alexandra and the Grizzly Bear

Alexandra McCollum, 6, takes a closer look at one of ZooMontana's Grizzly Bears at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
The Coopers watch blacksmith Jim Rennie

The Coopers watch blacksmith Jim Rennie

Katie Cooper and her children Rin Cooper, 7, left, and Corey Cooper, 9, right, watch blacksmith Jim Rennie create a Nordic-style wall-mounted bottle opener at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Daniel Loomer spins yarn

Daniel Loomer spins yarn

Danielle Loomer spins yarn from sheep's wool at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Fletcher the Arrow Maker

Fletcher the Arrow Maker

John Fredenberg, or "Fletcher the Arrow Maker," left, leads an archery competition at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Friar Trent Godfrey takes a break

Friar Trent Godfrey takes a break

Trent Godfrey, dressed as a Friar, takes a break from the heat on a bench at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
LARPers Josh Easton and Buck Oglesby do battle

LARPers Josh Easton and Buck Oglesby do battle

Live-action role player Buck Oglesby, right, “kills” fellow role player Josh Easton, left, during a battle at the Rennaisance Fair on Sunday at ZooMontana.

June 08, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…
Bears end hibernation at Grand Teton National Park

Bears end hibernation at Grand Teton National Park

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Bears are out of hibernation at Grand Teton National Park and officials say both residents and park visitors should be alert for them.

April 07, 2014 2:27 pmLoading…

Committee endorses state support for Game and Fish

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state game and fish department to the state's general fund.

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Montana Grizzly Encounters bear dies

BOZEMAN — A 3-year-old grizzly bear that underwent an MRI at Washington State University after suffering seizures at a Montana sanctuary has died.

January 28, 2014 8:50 amLoading…
FWP's grizzly bear plan for southwest Montana prompts criticism

FWP's grizzly bear plan for southwest Montana prompts criticism

A retired wildlife biologist from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks doesn’t think that agency’s plan to manage the grizzly bear population in southwest Montana is working, nor will an updated plan do any better, so he’s organized a meeting to discuss the issue.

September 19, 2013 3:19 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Yellowstone grizzlies need more room to recover

Guest opinion: Yellowstone grizzlies need more room to recover

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a new method to estimate grizzly bear population size which they believe will produce higher numbers which in turn will make it easier to justify removing the grizzly from the Endangered Species Act listing.

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Minnesota tries to pull bear researcher's permits

A Minnesota bear researcher with a following of admirers is generating controversy and legal action for his practice of hand-feeding wild bears.

August 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Educator offers do's and don'ts of bear spray

Educator offers do's and don'ts of bear spray

The two times that Chuck Bartlebaugh has been charged by bears, he put his thumb down on his bear spray trigger and held it tightly for 45 seconds.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Public bear-resistant food lockers headed to Bridger-Teton

JACKSON, Wyo. — Two bear-resistant food lockers are headed to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

August 03, 2013 12:13 pmLoading…
Taste for beef results in death of famous Teton grizzly's cub

Taste for beef results in death of famous Teton grizzly's cub

JACKSON, Wyo. — In the days before he was killed by wildlife managers, the cub of famous Teton grizzly 399 was doing what his mother taught him to do: kill easy-to-catch ungulates.

July 22, 2013 6:50 amLoading…

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