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Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.


When camping this summer, be bear aware or pay the price

Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.


Grizzly bear in CdA National Forest reminder to be bear aware

A grizzly bear was confirmed northeast of Magee, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Monday.


Genesis of word ‘bruin’ bears repeating

Even in our modern age of human domination, bears remain fearsome creatures that touch on primordial fears.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Worried about the elections? Watch this harrowing video of a baby bear climbing a steep snow slope

Worried about the elections?


Yellowstone bear that attacked Washington boy won’t be captured, killed

Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they don’t plan to capture or kill a bear that injured a 10-year-old boy from Washington state.


State allows bear hunts using banned methods, suit says

A conservation group on Thursday sued the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, alleging it illegally allows black bears to be killed using hunting methods that were banned by voters.


Scrounging for trash, bears along the I-90 corridor are getting fat and dying

The bears are fat. And they’re dying young.


Activists debate Native hibernating bear hunting

Congressional debate about Alaska hunting rules in April brought a spotlight on a little-understood Alaska Native technique of hunting bears in dens.


Spokane-area couple travels to Alaska for fish, bears as retirement celebration

A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.


Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches

Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?


Out & About: Loaded for pheasant, hunter shoots charging grizzly bear

While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.


Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning

A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …


Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally

Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.


Professional runner breaks rule, runs away from bear, and wins

Moninda Marube knows what to do when you encounter a black bear. Stand your ground. But that’s not what he did.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

McNeil River bear expert learned to trust grizzly bears

Larry Aumiller spent 40 years trying to come to terms with the expression on the Boone and Crockett Club’s bear statue. “Those bears can be aggressive,” Aumiller said. “But that’s …


Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11

About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …


Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Park

When someone tells you they spotted a 750-pound grizzly bear lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. …


Field reports: Field Reports: Cascades grizzly plan comment period extended

THREATENED SPECIES – The public is being given more time to comment on proposals for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington. The National Park Service and U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Mauled mountain biker riding fast when attacked by grizzly

The Kalispell mountain biker killed by a grizzly bear outside of Glacier National Park last year was going at a high rate of speed into a collision that triggered the …


Polar bear expert warns of climate change

To a polar bear, climate change is not a hoax. The chief scientist for


Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades

Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.


Delisted grizzly bears could be hunted

With most Montana seasons closed and grizzly bears in their dens for the winter, sportsmen and wildlife managers alike are reflecting on an alarming season of grizzly bear-hunter conflicts.


Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations

Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …


Cutler, Howard lead Bears to 20-10 win over Vikings

Jay Cutler’s halftime speech – yup, that Jay Cutler – helped the Chicago Bears turn a strong start into one surprising victory. Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown …


Washington man recounts grizzly bear attack; offers advice to hunters

“Obviously, there’s an adrenaline rush when you hunt,” Neil Rico said. “That’s why I choose archery. It’s a lot more challenging.”


Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest

Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.


Reader photo: Up close and personal


In brief: Wolf trapping courses available in North Idaho

Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.