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  • 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...
  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    05/23/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 23, 2016 | Adam Popescu
    BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two? They’re known as pizzlies or grolars, and they’re a fusion of the Arctic white bear and their brown cousins. It’s a blend that’s been turning up more and more in parts of Alaska and Western Canada. Last week, a strange-looking bear was shot by a hunter in Nunavut, a remote territory that curves around Canada’s Hudson Bay. Its head was large, like a grizzly’s, but its fur was white. The bear’s genetics were not...
  • Yellowstone-area grizzlies no longer need protection

    11/03/2015 3:03:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-15 | Laura Zuckerma
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Federal wildlife managers have determined that grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park have rebounded sufficiently to propose stripping the animals of U.S. Endangered Species Act protections in the months ahead, a spokesman told Reuters. The latest count of grizzlies in the Yellowstone region puts the estimated population of the hump-shouldered bruins at just over 750, well exceeding the government's recovery goal of 500 animals, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That compares with just 136 believed left in the Yellowstone ecosystem - encompassing parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho - when...
  • 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
  • U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections

    12/12/2013 4:51:01 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-12-2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Yellowstone's grizzlies, now classified as a threatened species, were briefly removed from protected status by the federal government in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that the outsized, hump-shouldered bears had made a healthy comeback. At the time, the number of grizzlies in the region had exceeded the government's recovery goal of 500 bears, the government said. But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes ... On Wednesday, members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee sought to reverse that decision, recommending a new de-listing after reviewing a report suggesting Yellowstone's...
  • Sarah Palin Joins Sportsman Channel as Host of Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

    12/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Sportsman Channel ^ | 9 Dec 13` | Tom Caraccioli
    Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes...
  • Wycliffe rancher losing cattle to grizzlies ( Canada )

    10/01/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Cranbrook Daily Townsman ^ | September 30, 2013 | Sally MacDonald
    In his 63 years ranging cattle at Pine Butte Ranch in Wycliffe, Ray Van Steinburg has never had grizzly bears take down a cow. That is, until earlier this month, when he and other ranch workers found the carcasses of two cows about 100 feet apart on the 15,000 hectare property. The cows weigh about 1,400 pounds each. They set up a motion-detected camera at the site of one of the kills and caught amazing footage of not one but two grizzlies approaching the kill, feeding on it, and even wrestling with each other. Van Steinburg said that while his...
  • VIDEO: What goes on when you are not there (Grizzlies pole dancing--for real:)

    08/08/2013 3:55:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Alberta Parks/You Tube ^ | July 25, 2013 | Glenn Naylor
    This animal cam catches several black bear, 4 grizzly bear, deer, elk and 2 mountain lion at a "scratch" tree over a period of time. What goes on when you are not there
  • After historic comeback, 'Believe' turns into unbelievable in Memphis

    04/30/2012 3:03:56 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies ^ | 4-30-12 | By Gary Parrish
    Clips coach Vinny Del Negro acknowledged he was "about a minute" away from pulling Paul and other key players in the fourth quarter, "about a minute" away from calling it a night and conceding a Game 1 loss in a hostile environment featuring 18,119 towel-waving fans. But then Reggie Evans got a layup to cut the lead to 22. And then Blake Griffin dunked to cut the lead to 20. And then Paul got a layup (95-77), Eric Bledsoe buried a jumper (95-79) and a 3-pointer (95-82), Griffin got a layup (96-84) and Nick Young hit three consecutive 3-pointers in...
  • HURT: Watch out for Mama Grizzly Palin’s bite

    06/15/2011 8:33:43 AM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2011 | Charles Hurt
    You don’t exactly have to be Grizzly Adams to know that if you go out to shoot an Alaskan bear, there is one rule that rises above all others. Whatever you do, just don’t wound the bear. Kill it, miss it, don’t shoot, run and hide, whatever. But if you hit it, you better kill it. Because the last thing you want coming after you is an angry wounded Alaskan bear with nothing to lose. This is particularly true of the famed mother grizzly bears of which Sarah Palin has warned us Lower 48’ers about.
  • Wolves, bears blamed for decline of elk in Yellowstone

    01/14/2011 9:29:36 AM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12 , 2011 | Laura Zuckerman
    Wolves and grizzly bears are mostly to blame for a steep population decline in a signature elk herd in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park, government scientists said on Wednesday. The elk population in the northern section of the park is prized by sportsmen who hunt outside Yellowstone boundaries in Montana and by the millions who pour into the park each year to see wildlife. Annual counts of the northern Yellowstone elk population show it has plummeted by more than 70 percent since 1995, falling from 16,791 to fewer than 5,000 today. Biologists said wolves and grizzlies are the...
  • Tancredo picks up Palin endorsement

    11/01/2010 3:47:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 293 replies · 1+ views
    DENVER (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed Tom Tancredo, the American Constitution Party candidate for governor. Palin urged voters Monday to support Tancredo, saying he will fight for lower taxes and smaller government. The 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee also said Tancredo will start growing the economy.
  • How can you rev up grandmothers coast to coast to clobber Democrats in every race this November?

    08/26/2010 1:34:55 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 8/25/2010 | Hillbuzz
    We’ve identified Democrats’ fatal Achilles’ heel in the upcoming elections: it’s Bubbies. Nannas. Gammas. Irmas, Emmas, Constances, Heloises, Josephinas, Katherines, you name ‘em. GRANDMOTHERS. If grandmothers, coast to coast, many of whom have blind-voted Democrat for decades, can be convinced that the Democrat Party as it exists currently under Obama is a grave danger to the nation’s future…and the future of their beloved GRANDCHILDREN…we believe there will be no force on Heaven or this great Earth that can stop an army of motivated, sassy, ass-kicking blue hairs from decimating the Left in the elections to come. Not just in November,...
  • Women Of America Are Rising Up, Again! (Mama Grizzlies)

    07/08/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by 84rules · 3 replies · 2+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | July 8, 2010 | 84rules
    Women Of America Are Rising Up, Again! (Mama Grizzlies) 84rules July 9, 2010
  • Sarah Palin: The Nature of Those Tough, Self-Sufficient Bears

    06/17/2010 4:44:55 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies · 626+ views
    Facebook ^ | Thursday June 17, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Last summer I stood on the grassy bank of an Alaskan waterway that was teeming with salmon to watch part of Alaska’s brown bear population forage, fight, feed, and fend off enemies to survive. I joined Fish and Game biologists to observe 42 of these majestic wild animals all within eyesight, all at once. Even though I’ve lived all my life in the “Last Frontier,” I still find days like that absolutely fascinating! And I swear the hardest workers on the water were those “mama bears.” Obviously not waiting for another bear to do the work for them, the mama...
  • Bucs Upset #1 Grizzlies For Second Consecutive Year

    08/30/2009 8:06:56 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 226+ views ^ | 08/30/2009 | Staff
    The Blinn Buccaneers may want to play the Butler Grizzlies as their first opponent every year. For the second year in a row, Blinn upset the defending national champions and now the Bucs anxiously await the next NJCAA poll to see if they will assume the top spot just like last year. No. 1 Butler came to the Bucs’ home field and looked to have the game in hand early due to Blinn mistakes. But despite cramps and injuries, the Bucs came back in the fourth quarter to tie it and then go ahead by a touchdown with 1:39 left...
  • Federal study says grizzlies thriving in Montana

    09/16/2008 1:56:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 336+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2008
    The first-ever scientific census shattered earlier estimates that said there were at least 250-350 bears roaming the area. More recent data placed the minimum population at around 563 bears. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is in charge of regulating endangered species, is currently reviewing the bears' status in Montana as part of a five-year review required by the Endangered Species Act. The study's results will help biologists determine whether the bear still needs federal protection, a conclusion due out early next year.
  • Montana Outdoors: Hunters dealing with bolder bears

    11/08/2007 6:30:02 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 178+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | November 08, 2007 | MARK HENCKEL
    Advice from FWP not always applicable. If you're on a sight-seeing trip through the mountains while carrying your hunting rifle, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' advice regarding grizzly bears is great. But if you ever hope to actually fill a tag with an elk or deer, the advice has some problems. Making noise For example, one piece of advice to avoid bears is to make plenty of noise as you hike through bear country. Another is to hunt in pairs or groups. Yet another is to avoid cover that might hide a bear. Unfortunately, most hunters would agree that the...
  • Grizzlies fan from Ark. files lawsuit claiming Kobe Bryant elbowed him

    11/16/2006 6:38:15 AM PST · by FourPeas · 6 replies · 479+ views
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. An Arkansas man filed a federal lawsuit against N-B-A star Kobe Bryant claiming the Lakers guard deliberately elbowed him during a game last year against the Memphis Grizzlies. Bill Geeslin was a spectator in the stands when the Lakers played the Grizzlies in Memphis last November. His three-page lawsuit filed Tuesday claims that Bryant came off the court during play, landed on Geeslin and "without provocation" committed assault and battery when he violently struck Geeslin with his elbow. Geeslin claims seeks more than 75-thousand dollars in damages for unspecified injuries that required medical attention. Geeslin's attorney, Robert Coleman,...
  • Grizzly around Barrow makes folks nervous ( Hungry Bears )

    08/29/2006 1:02:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies · 934+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 29, 2006 | ALEX deMARBAN
    Interior bears have been seen spreading northward over the years. Shotgun-toting guards who scan the Arctic Ocean for white polar bears spent last week looking for a brown mass of fur on the reddening tundra surrounding this Inupiat village. The grizzly, a threat to anglers and backcountry hikers across much of Alaska, isn't a problem here. Usually. They're rarely spotted this far north. But two brown bear sightings recently put some residents on edge and prompted managers at a research area east of the village to evacuate scientists doing fieldwork on the tundra. Polar bears, which top 1,000 pounds, commonly...
  • Deal takes sheep off grazing allotment

    03/17/2006 8:22:02 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 758+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | March 17, 2006 | MIKE STARK
    Sheep don't mix well with grizzly bears and wolves. Now they won't mix at all on more than 70,000 acres in the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness. A 74,000-acre sheep grazing allotment south of Big Timber in the Gallatin National Forest has been permanently closed and the ranchers who used it for generations have been paid to move their sheep elsewhere... The agreement is the eighth -- and second-largest -- in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem in recent years that has led to the retirement of about 300,000 acres from grazing. The latest involves the Ash Mountain and Iron Mountain allotments used for generations...
  • U.S. to lift safety net for Yellowstone grizzlies

    11/15/2005 12:18:32 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 1,430+ views
    msnbc ^ | Nov. 15, 2005 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - Noting that the grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone area has thrived in recent years, the Bush administration on Tuesday announced that it plans to remove federal protections for the animals in the areas around the national park. "A population that was once plummeting towards extinction is now recovered," Interior Secretary Gale Norton said in making the announcement. "These bears are now no longer endangered" and should be removed from the Endangered Species Act listing. The Interior Department, through the Fish and Wildlife Service, implements the Endangered Species Act. "We are sure that these bears will have the...
  • Grizzly Makes Grizzly (Werner Herzog's <cite> Tour De Force Animal Rights Wacko Expose Alert)

    08/28/2005 10:15:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 1,072+ views ^ | 08/28/05 | Debra Saunders
    The goal of Grizzly People, its website explains, is "to elevate the grizzly to the kindred state of the whale and dolphin through supportive education in the hopes that humans will learn to live in peace with the bear, wilderness and fellow humans." But, as Werner Herzog's latest documentary, "Grizzly Man," demonstrates, the best way for man to live at peace with the bear is to not romanticize grizzlies and to give them a wide berth. Alas, Grizzly People founder Timothy Treadwell had Disney-fied the object of his affection. So, as Herzog chronicles, the 46-year-old bear activist and his 37-year-old...
  • Environmental groups split over grizzlies

    08/09/2005 12:57:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 749+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | Blaine Harden
    MISSOULA, Mont. — As the Bush administration prepares to remove Yellowstone's grizzly bears from the endangered-species list, a schism has emerged in the environmental movement over whether the bears remain at risk. The nation's largest environmental group, the National Wildlife Federation, supports delisting the bears, whose numbers have bounced back impressively after three decades of federal protection. But other powerful organizations, including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Earthjustice, are threatening to sue the Bush administration if, as expected, it removes Yellowstone grizzlies from the list. "The recovery has been a huge success, but removing federal protection...
  • NYT: Rise in Grizzly Deaths Has Some Environmentalists Worried

    12/30/2004 9:50:55 AM PST · by OESY · 39 replies · 5,133+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2004 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 29 (AP) - Thirty-one grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana have died this year as a result of human actions, the largest total in any year since grizzlies were listed as a threatened species three decades ago and about double the number killed in 2003. Seven were hit by trains or cars. Ten were killed illegally, often shot and left to die. Thirteen were killed by wildlife officials because they had menaced humans or otherwise become a nuisance. One was killed in self-defense. State and federal wildlife officials attribute the rise in...
  • In Condon, Mont., Grizzlies Are Closer Than People Think

    08/04/2004 7:20:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 840+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 4, 2004 | JOHN J. FIALKA
    CONDON, Mont. -- Along about Labor Day, a tall, dark stranger known as "M-23" is likely to take a 40-mile trek south to Seeley Lake. There, peering out from a wooded, marshy area, he'll see tourists sunning themselves outside lakefront cabins and motorboats buzzing through the placid waters of this popular resort. Chances are, nobody will see M-23, which may be just as well. Weighing 325 pounds and standing more than 6 feet tall, with a distinctive shoulder hump, he sports long scimitar-like claws and has a face scarred from years of vicious fights with other male grizzly bears. Though...
  • A Battle for Turf Where the Grizzlies Ruled

    09/09/2003 6:52:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 506+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 9, 2003 | JIM ROBBINS
    NOXON, Mont. — Before the Europeans came to North America, the grizzly bear reigned, hunting the plains as far east as Minnesota, south to the deserts of Mexico and along the salmon-choked rivers of the Pacific Coast. Two centuries of settlement beat them back, and now just two main populations remain outside of Alaska — one with 400 to 600 bears in and around Glacier National Park, the other in Yellowstone, with 500 to 600 bears. They are designated as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but many biologists consider their population levels healthy. Three tiny populations, however, were stranded...
  • Memphis/Shelby Co: County disclaims arena cost overruns (taxserfs shafted)

    12/03/2002 1:28:36 PM PST · by GailA · 1 replies · 221+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/03/02 | Micheal Erskine
    County disclaims arena cost overruns $30,000 approved for laptop computers By Michael Erskine December 3, 2002 The County Commission on Monday passed a resolution disavowing responsibility for any cost overruns on the downtown arena project. County Atty. Donnie Wilson said the resolution wouldn't absolve the county from any future liabilities, but commissioners passed it anyway. Also Monday, the commission voted to amend the budget to appropriate $30,000 to buy laptop computers for commissioners, though some may pay for their own. Commissioner John Willingham proposed the arena resolution, which declared that the commission "will not assume any funding responsibility for...
  • Land Near Yellowstone Added to National Forest

    07/25/2002 8:48:48 AM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 195+ views
    Land Near Yellowstone Added to National Forest BOZEMAN, Montana, July 24, 2002 (ENS) - The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has protected almost 1,300 acres of prime elk and grizzly bear habitat northwest of Yellowstone National Park, in the Gallatin National Forest. The deal, completed Monday, is intended as the first phase of a two year purchase that will protect 3,246 acres of private lands in the Taylor Fork drainage, one of Montana's most scenic wildlife and recreation areas. The land is being conveyed to the U.S. Forest Service for addition to the Gallatin National Forest. Funding for the...
  • Report: Endangered Species Act Critical to Grizzly Bear Populations

    07/24/2002 9:56:37 AM PDT · by cogitator · 34 replies · 1,131+ views
    Environmental News Service ^ | 07/23/2002 | Cat Lazaroff
    Grizzly Team Shows Value of Species Protection LawWASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2002 (ENS) - Protection under federal and state law is critical to conserving grizzly bears in the lower 48 states, a new report concludes. The study could offer support for legislation aimed at strengthening the federal Endangered Species Act, and counter arguments for weakening protections for grizzly bears. The debate over the effectiveness of the 1973 Endangered Species Act ranges from arguments to weaken its protections to making it stronger, but there has been little good evidence for either side. Now new research shows that legal protections are...

    03/26/2002 6:37:29 PM PST · by GailA · 6 replies · 344+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/26/02 | Tom Bailey, Jr
    PBA executive director resigns, recommends abolishing the agency By By Tom Bailey Jr. March 26, 2002 The executive director of the public authority in charge of building the new downtown NBA arena resigned Tuesday afternoon. He had complained publicly last week about the Memphis Grizzlies exercising too much control over arena construction, a complaint he repeated Tuesday. Don Smith, executive director of the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority, said the agency should be abolished "if it’s not going to be given any real authority" over the $250 million project. The bulk of the money, about $190 million to...