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Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Recommendations by Montana State Parks staff to put the onus on bear-proofing Smith River campgrounds on floaters was unanimously rejected by the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board at its Wednesday meeting.

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18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

MISSOULA — Northern Continental Divide grizzly bears made it through 2014 without one dying at the hands of a game warden.

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Alleged ringleader in largest Montana bear poaching case faces 5 felonies

Alleged ringleader in largest Montana bear poaching case faces 5 felonies

HAMILTON — The alleged ringleader in what’s been called the largest illegal bear poaching case in state history has been charged with five felonies.

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.

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Mandatory food storage proposed on Smith River

Mandatory food storage proposed on Smith River

HELENA — Montana State Parks is proposing mandatory food storage for parties floating through Smith River State Park.

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Wildlife lovers protest death of grizzly bear

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife watchers are searching for answers after a grizzly bear that was well known in the Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park areas was killed by Wyoming wildlife managers.

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Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

Grizzly acclimated to humans put down north of Cody

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife managers in Wyoming have euthanized a young male grizzly bear that became habituated to humans.

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Black bear euthanized after breaking into house

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it broke into an occupied house in Teton Village at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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Grizzly bear moved from one Wyoming county to another

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear that was damaging fruit trees and bird feeders near Ralston in Park County.

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Wyoming Game and Fish moves grizzly bear

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated a young male grizzly bear that was hanging round residential areas near Jackson.

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Free bear spray available for hunters

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole hunters can get free bear spray from a local foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Investigation determines time of fatal bear attack

RIVERTON, Wyo. — An investigation has determined the approximate time of death of a Utah man who was mauled by a bear while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming, officials in Fremont County said.

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Grizzly bear relocated after killing calf

JACKSON, Wyo. — State wildlife officials trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear after it killed a calf on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

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Californians, you should avoid Montana

Californians, you should avoid Montana

Dear Everyone in California, we know your friends said Montana is amazing. However, we are worried you are not getting the full story. In fact, you may want to rethink your trip altogether. Here are 6 reasons why you should avoid the Treasure State.

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FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

HELENA — The question longtime Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks filmmaker Mike Gurnett gets asked perhaps most frequently is: “Wait, you get paid to do this?”

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Grizzly bear bites hunter in Wyoming; attack

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A grizzly bear bit a hunter in an attack in western Wyoming, sending him to a hospital with minor injuries, but officials said Monday they found no link to a bear that killed a man earlier this month.

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Grizzly bear prompts closure of Moose-Wilson Road

JACKSON, Wyo. — A grizzly bear with a penchant for chokecherries and a dislike of crowds has led to the indefinite closure of part of the Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park.

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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.

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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.

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