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  • These Bears knows its Summer

    08/05/2016 10:33:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/5/2016 | C Cocoles
    Courtesy of the folks at Los Angeles CW affiliate, KTLA, is this video shot by some Pasadena residents of two bears cooling off during a Southern California hot day. The video, submitted by Sainty Wang and Carlos Chavez, was shot from behind a sliding glass door as the cubs splashed around in the birdbath. Itís not uncommon to see bears cooling off in swimming pools as the summer temperatures climb, but these two cubs found the outdoor planter to be a bit more comfortable. The cubs were not unsupervised however, as Wang and Chavez also managed to capture photographs of...
  • Why are there so many black bears sightings in Upstate NY lately?

    06/19/2016 10:05:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Syracuse ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Figura
    Black bears here, black bears there Ė black bears everywhere. It does seem that way recently as reports of bears roaming Upstate New York appear to be on the rise. ... this time last year, the DEC's Cortland office received about 10 bear-related calls. This year, there has been 32. We've reached a point where all of (Upstate New York) is bear habitat.
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • Up Close with an Alaskan Brown Bear

    05/13/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 5/13/2016 | J Hines
    Drew Hamilton was filming bears in Alaska's McNeil River when he got a companion. A brown bear sits next to him while taking in the sites of where all bears were gathering to catch salmon. See the video here. Anybody have bears come this close?
  • Two Bear attacks in Alaska Just Days Apart - Professor in critical condition

    04/19/2016 11:28:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Coastal Television ^ | April 19, 2016 | Marlise Irby
    An assistant professor who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering class is in critical condition. 35-year old, Forest Wagner, was teaching to a group of 12 students on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked ... Wagner has been teaching in the outdoor studies program at the university's Juneau campus since 2006. ... A second man, 77 year old, Glenn Bohn, was mauled on Friday by a bear. He is recovering from his injuries. Bohn's son-in-law killed the bear during the attack near Mile 68 of Denali Highway.
  • New dating puts cave art in the age of Neanderthals

    06/15/2012 9:26:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    post-gazette ^ | June 15, 2012 | John Noble Wilford
    Stone Age artists were painting red disks, handprints, clublike symbols and geometric patterns on European cave walls long before previously thought, in some cases more than 40,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday, after completing more reliable dating tests that raised a possibility that Neanderthals were the artists. A more likely situation, the researchers said, is that the art -- 50 samples from 11 caves in northwestern Spain-- was created by anatomically modern humans fairly soon after their arrival in Europe. The findings seem to put an exclamation point to a run of recent discoveries: direct evidence from fossils that Homo...
  • Modern humans, Neanderthals shared earth for 1,000 years

    09/02/2005 2:31:25 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 85 replies · 2,234+ views
    ABC NEWSonline ^ | Thursday, September 1, 2005. 3:29pm (AEST)
    Last Update: Thursday, September 1, 2005. 3:29pm (AEST) A reconstruction of the face of a young female Neanderthal who lived about 35,000 years ago in France. (AFP) Modern humans, Neanderthals shared earth for 1,000 years New evidence has emerged that Neanderthals co-existed with anatomically modern humans for at least 1,000 years in central France.The finding suggests Neanderthals came to a tragic and lingering end.Few chapters in the rise of Homo sapiens, as modern mankind is known, have triggered as much debate as the fate of the Neanderthals.Smaller and squatter than Homo sapiens but with larger brains, Neanderthals lived in Europe,...
  • Modern humans 'blitzed Europe'(Radiocarbon Dating Development)

    02/23/2006 10:22:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 998+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 23/02/2006 | Roger Highfield
    Our ancestors colonised Europe and wiped out their Neanderthal cousins even faster than we thought, says a study published today. Argument has raged for years about whether our ancestors from Africa outsurvived, killed or bred with the Neanderthals, who were stronger, bulkier and shorter but had equally large brains. Now developments in radiocarbon dating suggest that many of the dates published over the past 40 years are likely to underestimate the true ages of the samples. Prof Paul Mellars, of the University of Cambridge, describes today in the journal Nature how better calibration of radiocarbon ages have led to revisions...
  • Modern humans took over Europe in just 5,000 years

    02/23/2006 4:20:40 AM PST · by S0122017 · 14 replies · 1,069+ views
    www.nature.com/news ^ | 22 February 2006 | Michael Hopkin
    Published online: 22 February 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060220-11 Better bone dates reveal bad news for Neanderthals Modern humans took over Europe in just 5,000 years. Michael Hopkin These drawings from the Chauvet cave were originally dated to around 31,000 years ago. But a new analysis pushes that back four or five thousand years. © Nature, with permission from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Advances in the science of radiocarbon dating - a common, but oft-maligned palaeontological tool - have narrowed down the overlap between Europe's earliest modern humans and the Neanderthals that preceded them. Refinements to the technique, which...
  • Humans vs. Neanderthals: Game Over Earlier

    02/22/2006 10:25:12 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 734+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 22 February 2006 | Associated Press
    Humans and Neanderthals, thought to have coexisted for 10,000 years across the whole of Europe, are more likely to have lived at the same time for only 6,000 years, the new study suggests. Scientists believe the two species could have lived side by side at specific sites for periods of only about 2,000 years, but Mellars claims they would have lived in competition at each site for only 1,000 years... Two new studies of stratified radiocarbon in the Cariaco Basin, near Venezuela, and of radiocarbon on fossilized coral formations in the tropical Atlantic and Pacific have given scientists a better...
  • Study: Modern Humans Killed Off Neanderthals Quickly

    02/25/2006 5:11:22 AM PST · by ThreePuttinDude · 356 replies · 26,781+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2006 | AP
    LONDON ó Neanderthals in Europe were killed off by the advance of modern humans thousands of years earlier than previously believed, losing a competition for food and shelter, according to a scientific study published Wednesday. The research uses advances in radiocarbon dating to revise understanding of early humans, suggesting they colonized Europe more rapidly and coexisted for a much shorter period with genetic ancestors. Paul Mellars, professor of prehistory and human evolution at the University of Cambridge and author of the study, said Neanderthals ó the species of the Homo genus that lived in Europe and western Asia from around...
  • Missing Parts of Sphinx Found in German Cave

    04/30/2011 12:57:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Jean-Baptiste Piggin (DPA)
    Archaeologists have discovered fragments of one of the world's oldest sculptures, a lion-faced figurine estimated at 32,000 years old, from the dirt floor of a cave in southern Germany. The ivory figure, along with a tiny figurine known as the Venus of Hohle Fels, marks the foundation of human artistry. Both were created by a Stone Age European culture that historians call Aurignacian. The Aurignacians appear to have been the first modern humans, with handicrafts, social customs and beliefs. They hunted reindeer, woolly rhinoceros, mammoths and other animals. The Lion-Man sculpture, gradually re-assembled in workshops over decades after the fragments...
  • The 30,000 Year Old Cave that Descends into Hell

    01/21/2011 2:53:23 AM PST · by Renfield · 62 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1-20-2011 | Jesus Diaz
    There's a cave in France where no humans have been in 26,000 years. The walls are full of fantastic, perfectly-preserved paintings of animals, ending in a chamber full of monsters 1312-feet underground, where CO2 and radon gas concentrations provoke hallucinations. It's called the the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, a really weird and mysterious place. The walls contain hundreds of animalsólike the typical Paleolithic horses and bisonsóbut some of them are not supposed to be there, like lions, panthers, rhinos and hyenas. A few are not even supposed to exist, like weird butterflyish animals or chimerical figures half bison half woman. These may...
  • Chauvet Cave: The Most Accurate Timeline Yet Of Who Used The Cave And When

    04/18/2016 8:22:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Science Now ^ | Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | Deborah Netburn
    The cave, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site two years ago, was discovered in the south of France in 1994... Now, scientists have assembled more than 250 radiocarbon dates made from rock art samples, animal bones and the remains of charcoal used by humans... The newly synthesized data suggest the first period of human occupation lasted from 37,000 to 33,500 years ago. The second prehistoric occupation began 31,000 to 28,000 years ago and lasted for 2,000 to 3,000 years, the researchers wrote... The two groups, separated by millenniums, had no connection with each other, they said. The first round of...
  • Bear DNA is clue to age of Chauvet cave art

    04/19/2011 8:30:29 PM PDT · by Palter · 8 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 19 April 2011 | Michael Marshall
    Exploring a gorge in south-east France in 1994 for prehistoric artefacts, Jean-Marie Chauvet hit the jackpot. After squeezing through a narrow passage, he found himself in a hidden cavern, the walls of which were covered with paintings of animals. But dating the beautiful images - which featured in Werner Herzog's recent documentary film Cave of Forgotten Dreams - has led to an ugly spat between archaeologists. Could the bones of cave bears settle the debate? Within a year of Chauvet's discovery, radiocarbon dating suggested the images were between 30,000 and 32,000 years old, making them almost twice the age of...
  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obamaís skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...
  • ‚ÄėReally Honorable‚Äô: Glenn Beck Shares Theory on Why Jeb Bush Is Still Running

    02/10/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    It is no secret that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ‚ÄĒ the very early GOP presidential favorite ‚ÄĒ has struggled to catch any traction on the road to the White House. Glenn Beck, though, shared Monday a new ‚Äúreally honorable‚ÄĚ theory about why Bush might still be in the running. According to Beck‚Äôs theory, Bush knows there is no path to the nomination but is convinced that someone has to stop his biggest rival and No. 1 critic, fellow Republican hopeful Donald Trump. ‚ÄúThis would make Jeb one of the most honorable men you could ever imagine. He‚Äôs going through...
  • NJ Man who Shoots 3 Problem Bears gets $4,000+ Fines and Fees

    02/05/2016 5:48:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In October, 2014, a 76-year-old New Jersey resident shot three problem bears on his property.† One was an adult sow that was on his deck and looking in through his sliding glass door.† The location of the two juvenile bears when they were shot, is disputed, but was either on the deck or close to it.† Bears are more dangerous as they are larding up for the winter hibernation.Bears that display this level of familiarity with humans, who associate humans with food, are a severe problems waiting to happen.† It is why the conservation community has come up with...
  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Mike Pettine

    01/03/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NFL.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:20 a.m. | Ian Rapoport
    immediately after the regular season ends. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already made the decision to fire coach Mike Pettine, multiple sources say, and it is likely general manager Ray Farmer will be shown the door, as well. Pettine leaves after just two seasons full of quarterback movement and a woeful defense. Farmer likely will leave despite never hiring his own head coach. Haslam has already laid the groundwork for the move, doing work on potential candidates and seeing who will be available to him. It ends a tumultuous tenure for Cleveland, filled with dysfunction, in-fighting, failed player acquisitions and...
  • Scary Confrontation with a Bear

    12/29/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/29/2015 | C Cocoles
    So how many of you have come across a bear unexpectedly? Not wishing for anyone to come into harm's way, but s$%t can happen. Or, what would you do if you came across a bear in similar situation? See what this person's reaction is.
  • New Jersey Boy Scout leader attacked by bear

    12/21/2015 10:02:55 AM PST · by SZonian · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 December, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    A Boy Scout troop leader was mauled by a bear after he and three Scouts stumbled upon the animal in northern New Jersey on Sunday, the Rockaway Township Police Department said. The three Scouts accompanying him were unharmed, officials said. The Boy Scout leader, Christopher Petronino, took the three Scouts to a cave at Split Rock Reservoir in Morris County, which is about 25 miles west of New York City. The 50-year-old had known about the cave since the 1980s but had never witnessed a bear using it before, according to CNN affiliate WCBS. When Petronino entered the cave Sunday...
  • Surviving a Bear Attack - It's the Last thing You'd Ever do

    12/02/2015 1:30:19 PM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/2/2015 | R Chastain
    A story about a young man named Chase Dellwo from Montana was out elk hunting, he comes across a bear. It's unknown if the bear was asleep, irregardless the bear was pissed and attacked the man. You can read the rest of the story here, along with other more conventional bear survival tactics.
  • The Official Chicago Bears v. Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day Game Drinking Game

    11/26/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by usconservative · 46 replies
    http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/the-official-bears-vs-packers-thanksgiving-drinking-game-112515 | 11/26/2015 | Chris Bourg
    Chicagoans have one more reason to be thankful tonight, as the Bears take on the Packers in Lambeau Field for a primetime Thanksgiving matchup. Even though the Bears have been playing a little better as of late, the Packers are a superior team and will almost certainly destroy them like they did in September. So to cap off your Thanksgiving night right, here's a fun drinking game to play while you watch the game to make the viewing experience a little more enjoyable. (Optional) Pre-game warm-up: Try to name all 27 quarterbacks the Bears have started since 1992 when Brett...
  • Would you Shoot this Bear in your Backyard?

    10/15/2015 9:19:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 120 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/15/2015 | J Hines
    A family in Colorado video a bear attacking a deer in their backyard. What would you all do? Here's the video clip.
  • MT: Fed Bears, Dead Bears; and Dead Woman

    10/11/2015 6:55:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Was an 85-Year-Old woman a victim of Disneyitis?† She was born two years after the release of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. She, much like Timothy Treadwell, appears to be a victim of severe anthropomorphism (thinking of animals as humans).† In this case, she was feeding several black bears.† One of them broke into her house and killed her.† From missoulian.com: KALISPELL - The elderly woman attacked by a black bear inside her home west of Kalispell over the weekend has died from injuries she sustained in the incident. The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks personel stated the problem...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • Hunter stabs black bear in self-defense in Michigan

    09/22/2015 11:23:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    MLive ^ | September 19, 2015 | Brad Devereaux
    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI ó A 46-year-old man was injured in what the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suspects was a black bear attack. ... a black bear came from behind, knocked him over and attacked him. "Using his hunting knife, the man stabbed the bear, which scared it off. The bear is thought to be injured," the DNR said in a news release. "The DNR was informed about 45 minutes later." Sgt. Jon Wood spoke with the hunter and advised him to seek medical attention. The DNR's Law Enforcement Division is continuing to investigate the incident. The DNR plans to...
  • Bears, Selfie Sticks Don't Mix In Waterton Canyon: Rec Area Stays Closed

    09/16/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Colorado Public Radio ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | Colorado Public Radio
    Suburban Denver's Waterton Canyon remains closed because of foraging bears and officials say part of the problem is visitors have been getting close to the animals to take pictures with selfie sticks. Denver Water manager of recreation Brandon Ransom tells KMGH-TV some visitors to the recreation area had been getting as close as 10 feet of wild bears to try to get a shot of the animals. Denver Water and state wildlife officials closed the canyon Aug. 28.
  • Packers vs Bears

    09/13/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 14 replies
    September 13, 2015 | hondact200
    GO PACK GO
  • Russian Town Invaded, Ruled by Hungry Bears

    09/06/2015 8:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Complex ^ | September 5, 2015 | Claire Landsbaum
    One Russian town is living your worst nightmare: a bear apocalypse. Luchegorsk, a town of 21,000 near the Chinese border, is being terrorized by hungry bears following a shortage of wild nuts and berries, a.k.a. foods bears usually eat to fatten up for the winter. The Guardian reports that one brown bear and one Himalayan bear are "ruling" Luchegorsk, walking through the streets and attacking residents. Asian black bears have also been spotted, and another 30-ish bears are circling the town's borders. Local police are using sirens, cars, and pressure hoses and firing into the air to scare the bears...
  • #BEARLIVESMATTER: TWITTER COMEDY ERUPTS OVER LIVE ARVADA BEAR CAPTURE

    08/28/2015 9:55:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Westword ^ | FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    Twitter brings people together ó and so did a certain bear whose run through Arvada yesterday briefly captivated all of Colorado. By the time the ursine star was captured and taken away, humorous tweets about the situation, and the live coverage of it by multiple Denver TV stations, had been unleashed by members of the police, the media, just plain folks and an actual professional comedian. The first official words about the bear came courtesy of the Arvada Police Department.... ...which promptly shared a Twitpic of the fugitive snapped by Kristin Fox, who also sent the shot to 9News. In...
  • Vietnam vet fights off bear in California

    08/16/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KGPE. - CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | Andreas Preuss
    Larry Yepez credits Marine training. A California Vietnam veteran now has bear attack scars to go along with his battle wounds. Crediting his Marine Corps training, Larry Yepez, 66, says he fought off a 250-pound bear outside his Mariposa County home last week. I could feel his strength. I felt like a little rag doll underneath him ... the bear was about 10 feet away and despite his yelling "get away," the animal continued toward him, jumped on him and knocked him down. ... I could hear the crunching ... when he bit down (on my wrist). He ripped towards...
  • Man in bear costume harasses bears in Alaska

    08/13/2015 11:37:37 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/11/15 | Mark Thiessen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ó Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume ó head and all ó and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river...
  • Is Glenn Beck the only top 10 Talk Radio Host to attack Donald Trump?

    08/08/2015 7:35:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    From Limbaugh, Savage, Ingraham, Hannity, Mark Levin and even Alex Jones do nothing but impartial reporting of the Trump campaign. Where does Medved and that other RINO fit in the ratings? There aren't enough Fox News viewers or Fox News loyalists to bring down Trump. Most of these Debate viewers aren't voting in the primaries. Who will gain the most from Erickson's demise in his regular radio slot?
  • Tom Rice | International Drive another badly needed project delayed [by environMENTALists]

    07/21/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tom Rice
    I was interested to read the article from The Sun News on Thursday about the last-minute delay of the permit to pave International Drive. This project will take thousands of cars off of the gridlock of Highway 501, and relieve congestion in Carolina Forest. On the day before we were to receive the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coastal Conservation League filed an appeal. It seems they want the road to be redesigned to include multiple bear crossings, at a cost of millions of dollars to the taxpayers of Horry County. Thatís millions of scarce taxpayer dollars...
  • Donít chase bears with dull hatchets if youíre drunk

    06/29/2015 5:41:52 AM PDT · by wbill · 23 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Holyoke
    In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, Iíve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, Iíve learned that coffee exists as its own food group Ö. and that after waiting for six hours for a single callback from a source, that source will finally phone you while youíre in the menís room. And today, Iíve learned this: Donít chase bears. Especially with a dull hatchet. Super-duper especially if...
  • Canada: Man Killed by Bear in British Columbia

    05/16/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from From facebook.com/wardho Ward and Jami † A young Canadian was killed in what appears to be a predatory black bear attack in British Columbia, near Mckenzie, Canada.† From vancouverson.com: O'Connor slept outdoors Saturday night while his fiancťe slept in their motorhome. After O'Connor's fiancťe woke up Sunday she exited the motorhome, realized something was wrong and went to get help, said McLintock, in a news release. When RCMP and conservation officers arrived, they shot and killed one lone wolf and one male black bear that was about 300 pounds in weight. † 300 pound black bear in...
  • Black bears chase tourists in FWP video

    05/09/2015 5:55:18 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 31 replies
    KECI ^ | 5-8-2015 | Will Wadley
    In a new video released by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, tourists at Yellowstone National Park learned the hard way why you should never approach a black bear sow with her cubs. The video was shot Wednesday night on Highway 212, southeast of Gardiner. FWP Information Officer Vivaca Crowser was driving home with a colleague that night after a meeting in Yellowstone when she saw what's known in Montana as a "bear jam." Dozens of tourists were pulled off on the side of the road for a close-up look of the sow and her three cubs. "People were just trying...
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA ó Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • Florida Targets October For Bear Hunt

    04/07/2015 8:01:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 6, 2015
    The state this October would open its first black-bear hunting season in two decades, under a set of rules that will be reviewed next week. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed that about 275 black bears be killed in mid-October as part of a two-pronged effort to control the woodland creatures and reduce the risk of dangerous interactions between bears and the stateís growing population. Along with the proposal about reducing the bear population through a one-bear-per-hunter hunt, the commission during an April 14 meeting at Florida A&M University also will consider rules about the proper maintenance...
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...
  • Grizzly bear-human conflicts increase in Wyoming in 2014

    01/23/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 23, 2015 | BOB MOEN
    Grizzly bears were the leading category among the 385 total conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Wyoming last year. Black bears were second with 134 conflicts, followed by wolves (64) and mountain lions (23). ... grizzly bears continue to expand their range. "They've far exceeded the expected geographic recovery distribution ... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year whether it will lift protections for some 1,000 grizzlies that scientists say live in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Removal of the protections would transfer jurisdiction over grizzlies to states
  • Bears clean house: GM Emery, Trestman fired

    12/29/2014 8:21:14 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    abc 17 ^ | 12-20-2014
    Trestman was hired in a winding interview process that included more than 12 candidates. The other finalist for the opening was Bruce Arians, who just completed a 10-6 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Trestman said Sunday he planned to return, but after a 6-10 finish and drama-filled season, his fate was determined several weeks ago. The Bears lost five straight games to end the season and eight of their final 10. Chicago was 8-8 in 2013. Billed as a quarterback whisperer, Trestman had strong results as a rookie coach. The Bears finished second in the NFL in scoring to the...
  • Cute polar bear cub hitches a lift from his mother in the Canadian wilderness (Cuteness Warning)

    12/19/2014 6:52:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Flora Drury
    Sometimes little feet get tired and need a bit of help from mum - even if those little feet happen to belong to a polar bear. So it's lucky this particular mama bear was willing to be the cub's ride for the day. This adorable pictures is just one of the photos captured by photographer David Jenkins, who spent 10 years capturing the bond between newborn and mother.
  • Chicago Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

    12/18/2014 11:31:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The Chicago Bears made a heck of a statement this offseason. They gave quarterback Jay Cutler a $126 million contract. The team was telling everyone that even though Cutler was a mediocre quarterback for eight years, the ninth would be different. He would be paid like he was on the same level as the game's best quarterbacks. And now, 14 games later, theyíre benching Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited ďstalking type behavior.Ē
  • Video shows two bears fighting in New Jersey neighborhood

    10/30/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    AOL.com ^ | 10.29.2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Two bears fought in a rural New Jersey neighborhood, and a brave bystander caught all the exciting action. The video was uploaded to YouTube this week, but the brawl took place on August 14, according to the video's description. The animals duked it out in Rockaway, about one hour northwest of Manhattan.
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning. † (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.ĎThere were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weaferís co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn ó ďall general things that should scare it off,Ē Ewald...
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyomingís Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologistís preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...