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Ethel on the agenda: Grizzly researchers to meet Tuesday

Ethel on the agenda: Grizzly researchers to meet Tuesday

MISSOULA — Grizzly bear experts from throughout western Montana will gather in Missoula on Tuesday to compare notes on their latest observations.

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More grizzlies eating moths in region south of Yellowstone

More grizzlies eating moths in region south of Yellowstone

More grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in search of army cutworm moths in the southeastern portion of the more than 9,210-square-mile Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

November 13, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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High-elevation dining

High-elevation dining

High-elevation talus fields provide good places for army cutworm moths to hide in during the day. That's where grizzly bears search for the bugs in the morning and evening, typically bedding down nearby during the day.

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Army cutworm moth

Army cutworm moth

Army cutworm moths, also known as millers, provide a high-calorie food for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Rock bears

Rock bears

Although not all grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem eat army cutworm moths, the number of bears dining on the tiny insects has increased since the feeding behavior was first documented in the 1980s.

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Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzly bears

Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzly bears

HELENA — Everett Skunkcap, of Browning, showed no apparent remorse for allegedly shooting three grizzly bears Aug. 6, reportedly telling Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife investigators that last year he shot another grizzly bear and if “any grizzlies were on his property he would shoot them again,…

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Eastern Shoshone oppose grizzly bear delisting

Eastern Shoshone oppose grizzly bear delisting

CASPER, Wyo. — Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe said they oppose any U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.

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Study: Criminal bruins not always chronic offenders

Study: Criminal bruins not always chronic offenders

Yearling grizzly bears busted for getting into trouble and relocated are not any more likely to offend again than bears with a clean rap sheet.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big paws

Big paws

Bear spray demonstrations and talks about bears and their ecology have helped educate the public.

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Being bear aware

Being bear aware

Demonstrations and displays in schools, at events and in Yellowstone National Park are attempting to educate the public about how to better live with black and grizzly bears.

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Rebecca Skeldon

Rebecca Skeldon

Rebecca Skeldon, right, of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, has helped lead educational efforts in southwestern Montana this year aided by part-time assistants like Elin Crockett, center. The trailer was funded by the Forest Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Interagency Gri…

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On display

On display

A stuffed bear mount is part of the Bear Aware trailer's educational content. Bear Aware's Katrina Talbot spread her wares at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone this summer.

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Bear on tracks

Bear on tracks

One of the most popular attractions in the Bear Aware trailer was this charging bear on tracks used to demonstrate how little time people have to draw and fire their bear spray.

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Officials strive to educate public, remove attractants for bears

Officials strive to educate public, remove attractants for bears

As grizzly bear populations have grown in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, state and federal officials are striving to educate the public to reduce human-bear encounters while also removing attractants to keep bears out of harm's way.

November 07, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Grizzly, black bear shot by hunters in separate incidents

Grizzly, black bear shot by hunters in separate incidents

BUTTE — A grizzly bear and a black bear were killed in two separate incidents Monday in southwestern Montana.

November 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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2 grizzlies captured near Gardiner, moved

Two young grizzly bears were captured in the Gardiner area within the last week and relocated. The bears are female siblings about 2 years old.

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Grizzly bear group meets on Oct. 29 in Bozeman

Updates on grizzly bear populations and conflicts will be two of the items on the agenda during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's fall meeting in Bozeman.

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Tribes to pray for grizzlies in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Members of several American Indian tribes plan to gather in Yellowstone this weekend to protest any move by the federal government to remove grizzly bears from endangered species protection.

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Outdoors just for kids: Grizzly bears have a ferocious appetite

Outdoors just for kids: Grizzly bears have a ferocious appetite

Grizzly bears that live in Yellowstone National Park can get big. Males can weigh up to 700 pounds and that’s equal to the weight of two big pro football players. Female grizzly bears typically weigh between 200 to 400 pounds.

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Bears following berry crops downstream

Bears following berry crops downstream

Several grizzly bears have been observed along rivers and streams along the Rocky Mountain Front, prompting a state wildlife official to ask residents to keep bear attractants contained.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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