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Study seeks to analyze hunter-bear interactions

Study seeks to analyze hunter-bear interactions

From almost four miles away, the grizzly bear appeared to have picked up the elk carcass’ stench.

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Grand Teton elk

Grand Teton elk

Elk can be hunted in Grand Teton National Park as a way to control unnaturally sustained elk populations. Wyoming uses winter feedgrounds to maintain high elk survival.

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Bear collar

Bear collar

Eight grizzly bears were captured this summer to be fitted with GPS collars for a study on elk hunter-grizzly bear interactions. The two-year study is being conducted by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team’s staff.

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Grizzly's nose knows

Grizzly's nose knows

A grizzly bear’s sense of smell is estimated to be seven times stronger than a bloodhound’s with the capability of finding carcasses from miles away.

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Big smellers

Big smellers

A grizzly bear’s nasal passages and the billions of receptors they contain are 100 times larger than a human’s.

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Delinquent bears

Delinquent bears

Yearling grizzly bears released after conflicts with humans or livestock are not more likely to reoffend, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Delinquent bears

Delinquent bears

Mother bears that get into trouble and have cubs can be relocated without the youngsters getting into trouble again, according to the study.

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Grizzly presence prompts state land closure

Grizzly bear presence on an elk carcass just off a trail across a section of state land has prompted a temporary closure.

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Shot grizzly was feeding on dead moose

Shot grizzly was feeding on dead moose

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information in the death of two moose east of Marias Pass that led to the recent shooting death of a grizzly bear.

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Grizzly bear wounded by hunter found dead

Grizzly bear wounded by hunter found dead

GREAT FALLS — A grizzly bear wounded by an elk hunter southeast of Glacier National Park was found dead about 150 yards from where it was shot and about the same distance from a moose carcass that likely prompted the animal to attack, state wildlife officials said.

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Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area

Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.

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Injured grizzly sow prompts warning to hunters

Hunters are being asked to avoid an area near Marias Pass after a grizzly sow was shot and wounded after charging two groups of hunters on Sunday and Monday. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials along with the Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the alert after tw…

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Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

Hunters warned of wounded grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS — State wildlife officials say two people have been charged by grizzly bears in the Badger Two-Medicine area southeast of Glacier National Park and they're warning hunters to keep their bear spray handy.

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Person reports shooting grizzly bear

Person reports shooting grizzly bear

KALISPELL — State wildlife officials are investigating a report that someone shot a male grizzly bear in self-defense.

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Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

CASPER, Wyo. — Albert Sommers and his fellow ranchers of the Upper Green River Cattlemen’s Association ranch in one of the toughest ranges in the United States.

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Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …

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Hungry grizzly bears

Hungry grizzly bears

Jeff the Nature Guy talks about the grizzly bears at ZooMontana, and their extra foraging to fatten up for winter.

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Spokesman says Glacier gun incidents an anomaly in national parks

Spokesman says Glacier gun incidents an anomaly in national parks

WEST GLACIER — Four times this year that authorities are aware of, guns have been discharged inside Glacier National Park — where it’s been legal to carry a loaded firearm for more than four years, but where it remains illegal to fire one.

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6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunt

6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent National Elk Refuge.

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