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Feeding bears

Feeding bears

Dave Holland, the Augusta game warden for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, poses with the carcass of a dead black bear. The bear was shot by a neighbor of Wayne MacLean in the Elk Meadows subdivision after it broke into his chicken coop. The bear had become habituated to supplemental food a…

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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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Black bear crawls into Ashland couple's home

MILES CITY — A southeastern Montana man shot a black bear a day after the bruin crawled into his house through an open window.

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3 Ravalli County men charged with baiting, killing 9 black bears

HAMILTON — In what’s being called one of the largest illegal bear cases in state history, three Ravalli County men have been charged with illegally killing at least nine black bears with the aid of bait.

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Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park rangers had to kill a black bear that had become too accustomed to raiding picnic areas.

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Black bear attacks woman, dogs in Montana

State and federal officials are investigating a woman's report that she and her dogs were attacked by a black bear as they ran on Forest Service land in Montana.

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Bear activity leads to new forest restrictions

JACKSON, Wyo. — Increased bear activity has prompted forest managers to impose new restrictions on visitors to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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Black bear spotted in Saratoga, then disappears

RAWLINS, Wyo. — A black bear that wandered into Saratoga has disappeared before wildlife officers could respond.

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Spring black bear season opens April 15

Spring black bear season opens April 15

Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15.

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Black bears

Black bears

Black bear hunting season opens April 15 in Montana.

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Black bear cubs captured in Big Sky going to zoo

GREAT FALLS — Two black bear cubs that are too habituated to people after being fed by a resident of southwestern Montana are being shipped via FedEx to an Alabama zoo.

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Yosemite bear hair study shows influx of human foods

Yosemite bear hair study shows influx of human foods

Black bears in Yosemite National Park and elsewhere are notorious for seeking out human food, even breaking into cars and cabins for it. Now a new study conducted by a former Montana State University graduate student reveals just how much human food has contributed to the diets of Yosemite b…

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Hair snare

Hair snare

A grizzly bear passes through a hair-snagging system used to study the DNA of bears using a wildlife overpass above the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. 

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Vital link

Vital link

This aerial view shows the Wolverine Overpass and the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, where scientists with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University have been studying the impact of wildlife crossing structures on area bears.

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Moving over

Moving over

A sow grizzly and a cub are seen on a wildlife overpass above the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. A genetics study by scientists with the Western Transportation Institute at MSU has examined the reproduction success of bears using wildlife crossings in Banff and determined that …

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MSU study shows bear crossings promote gene flow

MSU study shows bear crossings promote gene flow

Wildlife crossings spanning the Trans-Canada Highway are allowing grizzly and black bears to spread their genes, according to a recent research paper written by a former Montana State University graduate student.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Police haze bear out of Kalispell

A 250-pound black bear kept Kalispell police officers busy for several hours as they hazed the animal out of town _ twice.

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Black bear injured by arrow wounds hunter's companion

KALISPELL — Montana wildlife officials say a black bear wounded by a bow hunter bit the arm of the hunter's companion before succumbing to its injuries.

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Motorcycle riders injured when bike hits bear in Big Sky

BOZEMAN — Two people were hospitalized after their motorcycle struck and killed a young black bear in the Gallatin Canyon, south of Big Sky.

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Black bear that ripped into tent, trailer euthanized

A black bear that ripped into an occupied tent and tent-trailer at a campground south of Red Lodge a week ago was captured on Tuesday and euthanized. 

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