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Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected

Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Bigfork man charged for killing grizzlies that ate his chickens

Bigfork man charged for killing grizzlies that ate his chickens

A fresh chicken dinner proved to be a fatal attraction for three grizzly bears at a home east of Bigfork on Highway 83 in late May and a resident was charged Dec. 23 for allegedly illegally killing the bears.

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Capital for kids. The Billings Family YMCA received a big boost toward $1 million in planned improvements with a gift of $333,000 from Scheels sporting goods.

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Advocates seek grizzly re-introductions in Selway-Bitterroot

Advocates seek grizzly re-introductions in Selway-Bitterroot

HELENA — An advocacy group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce grizzly bears into the Selway-Bitterroot area of Idaho and Montana.

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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.

December 12, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Man denies charges he illegally killed grizzlies

Man denies charges he illegally killed grizzlies

GREAT FALLS — A Browning-area man has denied charges he illegally killed three grizzly bears near his residence in August.

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Environmentalist raps USFWS work on Cabinet grizzlies

Grizzly bears will not be severely impacted by proposed mining operations around the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared in April.

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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.

November 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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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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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Grizzly

Grizzly

A grizzly bear.

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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…

October 28, 2014 2:02 pmLoading…

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