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Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

Biologists look for ways to preserve grizzlies as feds consider delisting

MISSOULA — The grizzly bear answers to a lot of names.

July 13, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Grizzly deaths down by half in Yellowstone area

Grizzly deaths down by half in Yellowstone area

The number of grizzly bear deaths declined by more than 50 percent this year in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, according to the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.

November 05, 2013 8:00 amLoading…
Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound

Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound

Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections, according to a new study.

June 24, 2013 2:25 pmLoading…
Feds work to remove protections from northern Rockies grizzlies

Feds work to remove protections from northern Rockies grizzlies

MISSOULA — Grizzly bears lack a reputation as a rule-following animal, but they sure inspire a lot of rule-making.

May 12, 2013 9:15 am Photos

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Feds propose new method for counting Yellowstone grizzlies

Feds propose new method for counting Yellowstone grizzlies

A new method for counting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could boost the known population by 100 to 150 animals.

March 25, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Young grizzly that killed goats relocated

GREAT FALLS — Wildlife officials say a young grizzly bear captured earlier this week after killing three goats with its sibling north of Simms has been relocated to an area west of the Continental Divide and released.

June 16, 2012 6:04 pmLoading…

Grizzly trapping to start in Madison Range

BOZEMAN — Wildlife officials plan to trap grizzly bears in southwestern Montana starting Monday and are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of possible increased bear activity.

May 19, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
Bear conflicts a continentwide challenge

Bear conflicts a continentwide challenge

HELENA - Bear jams aren’t just for Montanans anymore.

March 21, 2012 8:15 amLoading…

Tips on avoiding grizzly bears not being received, wildlife official says

MISSOULA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs to do a better job of informing backcountry users how to avoid dangerous encounters with grizzly bears, an official with the agency says.

December 05, 2011 6:18 amLoading…

Officials debate way forward on grizzly bear management

As the Rocky Mountain grizzly bear population grows, its managers have encountered something of a vision problem: They're not sure what success looks like.

December 04, 2011 7:33 amLoading…

Grizzly bear team to meet in Missoula

A presentation by Chris Servheen, grizzly bear recovery coordinator, regarding the fatal bear confrontations in Yellowstone National Park this summer will highlight the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's annual winter meeting in Missoula on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

November 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Deep snowpack, more grizzlies mean more human-bear encounters

Deep snowpack, more grizzlies mean more human-bear encounters

HELENA — There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone, a number experts attribute to a growing bear population stuck in the low country because of the deep snowpack.

May 29, 2011 8:40 amLoading…

More trail runners means more contact between humans, bears

MISSOULA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grizzly bear recovery coordinator said trail runners are coming up on photographers as the backcountry group most likely to get badly hurt in an animal encounter.

January 22, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…

U.S. bear expert says trail runners risk grizzly encounters

MISSOULA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grizzly bear recovery coordinator says long-distance trail runners are approaching photographers as the backcountry group most likely to be badly hurt in an animal encounter.

January 21, 2011 6:02 amLoading…

Hunter bit by bear hikes out

CHEYENNE — An elk hunter who shot and killed a grizzly bear after the animal bit his arm hiked three miles to a trailhead and drove himself to a hospital in Cody, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said.

October 09, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Experts agree bear’s behavior was unusual

Experts agree bear’s behavior was unusual

Bear experts will spend a month compiling information to try to determine the sequence of events and possible causes that led to the fatal mauling of a Michigan man at Soda Butte Campground early Wednesday, but they all agree on one thing already — the unusual nature of the event.

July 29, 2010 7:15 pm Photos

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