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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.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Idaho officials kill grizzly bear near Bonners Ferry

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.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

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.

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.


Grizzlies spreading into Washington

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 …


Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

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.

Judge to decide whether grizzly bear hunts resume in Rockies

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 …


Eli Francovich: Grizzly bear near Silverwood inspired fear, but wild animals ought to be afraid

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.

Study confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited North Cascades

A National Parks Service report confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited the North Cascades.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Yaak portion of Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail pits backpackers vs. grizzlies

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.


House votes to block money to bring grizzlies back to North Cascades

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. …


Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

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.

Citing risks, Montana says no to 2018 grizzly hunting season

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.

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 …


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. …


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 …


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.


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.


Field reports: Montana rancher fined for chasing grizzly

A Montana ranch hand has been fined after posting a video of a grizzly bear being chased by a truck on social media.


Yellowstone gets criticism for euthanizing grizzly bear

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 …


Grizzly captured, collared in Montana killed by hunter in Idaho

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.


Idaho officials plan to trap, relocate errant grizzly bear

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 …


People pose threat to Cabinets bears

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” …


Field reports: Grizzly researchers near Sullivan Lake

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 …


Outdoors Tech: “Bear-proof” food containers continue to evolve and improve

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.


Out & About: No more buckskin gloves for deer hides at Pacific

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 …


Hunters should stay aware of regulations on bear

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 …


Preservation tactics

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 …


Caretaker kills grizzly near Yellowstone

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 …