MISSOULA — Grizzly bear experts from throughout western Montana will gather in Missoula on Tuesday to compare notes on their latest observations.
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.
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.
Army cutworm moths, also known as millers, provide a high-calorie food for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
Bear spray demonstrations and talks about bears and their ecology have helped educate the public.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
BUTTE — A grizzly bear and a black bear were killed in two separate incidents Monday in southwestern Montana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.