Stories tagged: grizzly bears
Fri., June 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Idaho officials killed a young adult male grizzly bear in Copeland, Idaho, north of Bonners Ferry, on Saturday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.
Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
As Montana grizzly bears have pushed beyond their usual mountain strongholds into the Bitterroot and Judith Basin areas, Washington state residents got a surprise visit this fall from a 476-pound …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:01 p.m.
Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the first grizzly bear hunting season to be held in the Lower 48 states in more than four …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
The young grizzly bear raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho this week inspired plenty of awe for those watching the bear’s antics. And the bear inspired a …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
A National Parks Service report confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited the North Cascades.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The future of a national scenic trail through northwest Montana’s most isolated grizzly bear country has wildlife and recreation experts tangled in a messy debate.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
The federal government would be barred from spending money to move grizzly bears into Washington’s North Cascades in the coming fiscal year, under an amendment approved Thursday by the U.S. …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the federal government is moving forward with plans to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday to skip a 2018 grizzly bear hunting season, citing pending lawsuits and a wish to move cautiously as the species nears recovery.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
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 …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
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. …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
“Obviously, there’s an adrenaline rush when you hunt,” Neil Rico said. “That’s why I choose archery. It’s a lot more challenging.”
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
A Montana ranch hand has been fined after posting a video of a grizzly bear being chased by a truck on social media.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 11:59 a.m.
Yellowstone National Park officials have received much criticism – some based on inaccurate information posted on social media – for their decision to euthanize a grizzly bear that killed a …
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
A Montana grizzly bear caught, radio-collared and released by researchers near Idaho on Aug. 4 has been shot and killed by a hunter near Wallace.
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
A Montana grizzly bear that had been trapped, collared for research and released northwest of Noxon has wandered to the Coeur d’Alene River area north of Interstate 90, where Idaho …
Sun., July 19, 2015
There’s good news and bad news for the remote population of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Mountains of northwest Montana. Although their numbers are climbing out of the “negative territory” …
Sun., May 31, 2015
CRITTERS – Federal grizzly bear researchers are working near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness to trap and fit GPS collars on grizzly bears. The researchers also are trying to get DNA samples …
Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
An unexpected problem has developed in the world of bear-resistant food storage testing: The grizzly bears responsible for tearing containers to shreds are getting bored or depressed.
Sun., Oct. 19, 2014
OUTSKINNED – A decades-old tradition of trading a deer skin for a pair of buckskin gloves is just a memory this year. Pacific Steel and Recycling in Spokane is no …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
It’s been 19 years since a voter- approved initiative eliminated baiting and use of hounds to hunt bears in Washington. Since then, most of the hunting of bears has been …
Thu., June 19, 2014
Researchers are setting snares in the Hughes Meadows area north of Priest Lake this month in an ongoing effort to capture grizzly bears and fit them with radio collars. As …
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013
BOISE – Officials are investigating the killing of a young female grizzly bear by the caretaker of a private residence in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park. The caretaker shot …