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  • Trump: I'd "Love" To Have Palin In My Admin In An Official Capacity

    07/28/2015 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “love” to have former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in his campaign in an official capacity on Monday’s broadcast of “The Palin Update” on Mama Grizzly Radio.
  • MT: Denied a Jury Trial, Man found Guilty of "Illegal" Grizzly Killings with a .22

    04/10/2015 3:59:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case in Montana, a man, Dan Calvert Wallen, who shot three grizzly bears who were repeatedly raiding his property and killing his chickens, was denied a trial by jury, and convicted by the judge of illegally "taking" an unlawful species.  The penalty for each offense is up to six months in jail and a $25,000 fine. What is clear to anyone that studies bear problems, is that these were problem bears, and would have to be dealt with sooner or later.   The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks service had attempted to trap the bears but had failed...
  • 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
  • Another Bear Spray, Gun and Grizzly National Park Incident

    11/27/2014 12:18:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I actively look for and monitor defensive uses of firarms.   While some defensive uses of firarms are common, such as driving off intruders from a home, others such as defense against a grizzly bear, are rare.  They tend to stand out when they happen.   I missed this one, even though it did get some coverage in 2013.  The actual defense occurred two years ago in November of 2012. It is especially interesting because both bear spray and bullets were used.  The only other one that I recall happened this year. The bear was killed by the gunfire, dropping, literally...
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • Details of Bear Spray/Handgun Defense case in Glacier Park

    10/16/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 July, 2014, 57-year-old Brian D. Murphy defended himself against a charging grizzly in Glacier National Park.  The case is interesting for a number of reasons.  Two months after the attack, Murphy was charged with discharging a firearm in Glacier Park, a misdemeanor that carries a $500 fine.   On 9 October, a motion to dismiss the charge was put forward by the U.S. Attorney's Office after Murphy's attorney said that they would raise the  defense of self-defense.    Judge Keith Strong granted the motion last Thursday.  From missoulian.com: The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dismissed the charge against 57-year-old Brian...
  • 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 Wyoming’s 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 pathologist’s 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...
  • JBER runner after bear attack: 'This is how I'm going to die'

    05/29/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 29, 2014 | CRAIG MEDRED
    A young California mother attacked by a grizzly bear while running along a remote road through the woods at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson says she was at one point sure she was going to die. In a video interview with military officials 12 days after the attack, Jessica Gamboa, wife of a soldier on the base and mother of a 4-year-old son, said she thought her life was over after the bear knocked her to the ground, picked her up by her backside, carried her across the road, dropped her to the ground, and worked her over twice more before finally...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • White Mountains trail closed after grizzly accosts family

    08/20/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | August 20, 2013 | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS - A hiking trail in the White Mountains National Recreation Area north of Fairbanks has been closed after a big grizzly bear accosted a family picking berries along the trail last weekend. The Bureau of Land Management temporarily closed the Table Top Mountain Trail off Nome Creek Road about 45 miles northeast of Fairbanks while it investigates the incident. The 3-mile loop trail is a popular hiking and berry-picking destination. BLM spokesman Craig McCaa said the bear, described as a large grizzly, approached the family of four, which included two small children, several times as they were picking berries...
  • Bear Charge Captured by Filmmaker

    A B.C. filmmaker says he's lucky to be alive after narrowly avoiding a grizzly attack while filming in the Robson Valley, southeast of Prince George. Leon Lorenz, who lives in Dunster, B.C., was filming grizzly bears in a nearby valley last Monday evening when he spotted a bear and her cub. Lorenz said he took cover behind a spruce tree so he could film the bears without disturbing them, but the mother bear picked up his scent.
  • Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Cal Pistol

    03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 24 replies
    Agriculture.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Unknown
    This is a story of self control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself? The Beretta Jetfire:
  • Home of the Grizzly: Photographer's Stunning Images Capture Beauty of America and Canada's

    02/11/2013 4:32:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 February 2013 | Becky Evans
    Home of the grizzly: Photographer's stunning images capture beauty of America and Canada's real bear country, where man takes second placeThe continuing fight for life of North America's bears has been captured in spectacular style in a series of dramatic pictures. Grizzly, polar and black bears are pictured in the wilds of Alaska scavenging in bins, stripping a whale carcass and scrapping over the best fishing spots. Photographer Steven Kazlowski has spent the past 15 years living in bear country and capturing the most intimate, hilarious and adrenaline-fuelled moments of his furry subjects. The series by the 43-year-old also features...
  • Report: IAF strike in Syria hit Iranian Guards (WMD transfers to Hezbollah reported)

    02/02/2013 9:47:44 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Iraqi daily Azzaman quoted a Western diplomatic source as saying Thursday that the alleged Israeli attack on Syria reported on Wednesday caused heavy casualties among special Iranian Guards stationed at the Syrian facility. The source also said that the attack took place more than 48 hours before it was reported, eventually being leaked by Israel. The source for the story, who was interviewed by the paper in London, said that the report about a strike on a convoy to Lebanon was probably meant to divert attention away from the main objective of the operation, which used F-16 aircraft to fire...
  • Israel Strikes

    02/02/2013 8:01:29 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 2nd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    Israeli warplanes reportedly stuck a convoy of weapons, inside Syria, that was destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon. The convoy was carrying Russian manufactured SA-17 missiles to be used by the terrorist organization to target Israeli Aircraft. Israel publicly warned Syria that it would take action to prevent the shipment of weapons to any terrorist group, especially chemical weapons. Israeli intelligence has been monitoring the areas between Syria and Lebanon for any sign of weapons convoys. SA-17 The SA-17 (Grizzly) is a mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and in terrorist hands would curtail Israel’s ability to operate near or in Lebanese...
  • Seattle woman attacked by bear near Tangle Lakes

    08/28/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    newsminer.com ^ | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS — A Seattle woman working for a Canadian mining company was attacked and bitten in the hand by a grizzly bear about 20 miles north of the Denali Highway near Tangle Lakes on Sunday. Julia Stafford, 20, and a male co-worker she knows only as Kerry, were collecting rock samples in the rain when they encountered the bear in a foggy ravine about 1:30 p.m. “The bear sort of walked out of the fog and it had two cubs with it,” Stafford said by phone Monday from her bed at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for...
  • Images show grizzly bear just before it killed photographer

    08/28/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    lat ^ | August 27, 2012 | 7:40 am
    Officials have reviewed photos taken by a San Diego man of a grizzly bear in Alaska's Denali National Park just before the animal killed him. Richard White, 49, was standing 50 to 100 yards away from the bear that ultimately mauled him Friday, according to images found on his camera, park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said. He is the first person to die in a bear attack in the history of the park, which covers 4.7-million acres. Hikers are typically advised to stay at least 300 yards away from a bear, McLaughlin said. The bear, which weighed an estimated 600 pounds,...
  • San Diego man dies in Denali grizzly attack

    08/26/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2012 | Casey Grove
    A grizzly attacked and killed a lone backpacker in Denali National Park and Preserve on Friday after the man encountered the bear next to a river and lingered there snapping pictures, according to the National Park Service. The death is the first fatal bear mauling in Alaska in seven years and the only one in the 6-million-acre park's recorded history, going back more than 90 years, the Park Service said. "It's an extremely rare event, and it's not common that we even have injuries related to bears," said park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin. "We don't see a lot, and we think...
  • Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Ala

    08/26/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/25/12 | daily mail reporter
    Full Title..Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Alaska's Denali National ParkA hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park photographed a grizzly bear for at least eight minutes before the bear mauled and killed him in the first fatal attack in the park's history, officials said Saturday. Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack, Denali Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said. A state trooper shot and killed the bear on Saturday, and investigators will examine its stomach contents...
  • Judge won't see Wyoming mauling site due to bear risk

    08/03/2012 8:09:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | August 03, 2012
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park in person on the advice of the U.S. Marshals Service, which has deemed the area too risky because of recent bear activity. ... A 430-pound grizzly killed Erwin F. Evert, of Park Ridge, Ill., six miles east of Yellowstone in June, 2010. The male grizzly had just reawakened after being trapped, tranquilized and studied by members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, which is tasked with researching...
  • Moment pharmacist sprays robber in face with pepper spray... meant for GRIZZLY BEARS(video)

    02/25/2012 4:56:21 PM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies · 2+ views
    A pharmacist took matters into her own hands when a serial drug thief came back for a third time looking for Oxycodone and Methadone. Pharmacy manager Susan Beller gave alleged thief Aaron Miller more than he bargained for – a face full of pepper spray intended to stop grizzly bear attacks. Security footage shows Miller putting an arm up to stop the attack before he runs out of the Deer Park, Washington Medicine Shoppe. Ms Beller told NBC affiliate KHQ that Miller had robbed the pharmacy twice before. Tired of being the victim, she took matters into her own hands....
  • Need Pistol Recommendations For Grizzly Country (Vanity)

    12/01/2011 9:29:16 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 154 replies
    Stonewall Jackson | 12/02/11 | Stonewall Jackson
    I have a friend and colleague who is moving to Fairbanks next week and he is looking for a pistol to carry in grizzly country. He is an avid outdoorsman and will be hunting up there on a regular basis, but the only pistol he currently owns is a Browning 9mm. He'd thought about getting a 1911A1, but I've pretty much convinced him that a .45ACP is okay against black bears, but is too slow hitting for effective use against grizzlies.
  • Moose hunter survives attack by grizzly

    09/21/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 40 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 20th, 2011 | CASEY GROVE
    A moose hunter attacked by a grizzly bear north of the Denali Highway survived the severe mauling Monday after hiking to his camp, traveling by boat downriver to a wilderness lodge then getting an airlift via Alaska Air National Guard helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. Donald "Skip" Sanford, 65, was hunting about five miles upriver from the Maclaren River Lodge when the bear attacked, according to Alaska State Troopers. Sanford had been hunting with his son John, 12, his friend Monty Dyson, 47, and Dyson's son Chad, 22, Dyson said. Dyson relayed Sanford's story Tuesday by radio phone from the...
  • Gutsy wrangler, huge horse save boy from charging grizzly

    09/19/2011 3:49:26 PM PDT · by Baynative · 65 replies
    Spokesman Review (Spokane) ^ | 9/18/2011 | Rich Landers
    Grizzlies are high profile this year. A lingering winter and late berry crop kept bears in proximity to humans longer than normal, perhaps contributing to a stream of headlines about grizzlies killing people and people killing grizzlies. Meanwhile, a young lady on a big horse charged out of the pack of grizzly stories near Glacier National Park. In a cloud of dust, the 25-year-old wrangler likely saved a boy’s life while demonstrating that skill, quick-thinking and guts sometimes are the best weapons against a head-on charging grizzly.
  • Grizzly shooter cleared (Idaho)

    09/08/2011 12:08:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    CDA Press ^ | September 8, 2011 | David Cole
    Porthill man pays $1,000 fine for violating Endangered Species ActCOEUR d'ALENE - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boise announced Wednesday it is dismissing the pending misdemeanor criminal charge against Jeremy M. Hill for the killing of a grizzly bear on his Porthill property on May 8. Hill, 33, agreed that under provisions of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations, he committed a violation. Hill shot a 2-year-old male grizzly bear that was with its mother and a sibling on Hill's 20-acre property. Regulations prohibit removing nuisance bears, except when authorized by government authorities. Hill, who pleaded not guilty in...
  • Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution

    08/31/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-31-11 | Stoutcat
    Have you heard the one about the man who shot a bear in his yard? It seems that earlier this year, Mr. Jeremy Hill of Idaho shot a young male grizzly when the bear appeared with two others in the yard where his children were playing. Mr. Hill promptly grabbed a rifle and protected his children by shooting the bear. Since the grizzly is a protected species, Mr. Hill promptly called the state Department of Fish and Game, reporting what had happened. According to the Spokesman Review: Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas has sent a letter to media outlets with...
  • Michigan Man Killed By Grizzly In Yellowstone

    08/29/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 94 replies
    npr.org ^ | 29 August, 2011 | AP
    A grizzly bear killed a Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week in Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. The victim was identified Monday as John Wallace of Chassell, Mich.
  • Grizzly attacks 7 teens in Talkeetna Mountains (Bear Spray Only, No Gun)

    07/25/2011 8:28:15 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 182 replies · 2+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 24, 2011 | CASEY GROVE
    A grizzly bear sow with a cub attacked a group of teenagers on a month-long survival-skills course Saturday night in the Talkeetna Mountains, causing severe injuries to two of the hikers, according to Alaska State Troopers. (snip) The group was on the 24th day of a 30-day backpacking trip, school spokesman Bruce Palmer said by phone from Wyoming. It was the group's first day unaccompanied by adult instructors, Palmer said. "For the last bit of the course, we would have them travel as a student group without the instructors, utilizing the skills that they've learned over time," Palmer said. (snip)...
  • Watch out for Mama Grizzly's Bite, Palin is More Dangerous to Main Stream Than Ever

    06/16/2011 9:22:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 98 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/16/11 | Chuck Wolk
    For 32 months, the MSM has scrutinized every aspect of Sarah Palin's life. Now we can add to that anal exam the unprecedented release of all her personal and business email correspondence from her tenure as Governor of Alaska. There is nothing Americans do not know about Mrs. Palin, yet she still makes the left cringe when she speaks. It really makes one wonder what, if anything, could destroy this Momma Grizzly. After all, there have been politicians who have crumbled under much less, yet this Grizzly still roars in defiance at the mainstream political establishment that hopes and...
  • No charges to be filed against Ronan-area man who shot grizzly(MT)

    05/24/2011 5:23:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    missoulian.com ^ | 23 May, 2011 | VINCE DEVLIN
    RONAN - No charges will be filed against a Ronan-area landowner who shot and killed a female grizzly bear that had killed chickens on May 14. It was one of two grizzlies killed in Montana that weekend. Pablo Espinoza, chief of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Fish and Game Department, said Monday that authorities determined the death of the grizzly was a justifiable self-defense shooting. The bear had been on the man's property earlier in the day and was shot when it returned. Tribal officials are encouraging landowners who have, or could have, similar problems with bears to attend...
  • Girzzly Bear vs. Bison on Montana Road

    10/30/2010 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 32 replies
    3 KRTV.COM Great Falls, Montana ^ | 10/30/2010 | Drew Tafton
    "I thought it was a horse and carriage," said Wypyszinski. "That was the kind of noise that I heard." By the time he turned around, the two fuzzy brown images were racing quickly toward him. Wypyszinski pulled out his camera quickly, thinking he was going to catch two moose racing down the highway. He quickly learned he was mistaken. "I thought I was having a hallucination or something," said Wypyszinski. "I couldn't believe what that buffalo looked like."
  • In Search of the Grizzly (if Any Are Left)[North Cascades]

    09/17/2010 9:09:54 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Sep 2010 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, Wash. — Past the asters and aspen and subalpine fir, past the quick, cold creeks and the huckleberry hillsides, the bear hunter stopped and cocked his tweezers. “Here,” said Bill Gaines, a wildlife biologist for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, “is the mother lode.” Caught on a prong of barbed wire that he had strung weeks earlier in these remote mountains was a tantalizing clue: strands of light brown bear hair. “Oh, look at that, look at that root right there,” he said. “That’s really good.” It will be months before DNA tests tell the full story: did those...
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • Grizzly caught after MT mauling that killed MI man

    07/29/2010 11:20:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Jul 29 | MATTHEW BROWN
    COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) -- A mother grizzly and two of her three cubs have been captured after killing a Michigan man and injuring two other people during an overnight rampage through a campground near Yellowstone National Park. The sow, estimated to weigh 300 to 400 pounds, was lured into a trap fashioned from culvert pipe covered by the dead victim's tent Wednesday evening.
  • Hiker killed by bear near Yellowstone east gate

    06/18/2010 2:51:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 1,484+ views
    Gazette ^ | June 18, 2010 | RUFFIN PREVOST
    CODY — Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal mauling Thursday of a Shoshone National Forest cabin owner by a grizzly bear. The incident took place at a site where a bear had been captured and released earlier Thursday. Erwin Frank Evert, 70, of Cody, was reported missing by his wife to a member of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team that had been conducting research in the Kitty Creek drainage, about 10 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. Researchers had earlier trapped and released an adult male grizzly in the area... A study team member returned to the...
  • Grizzly death case could set precedent(MT)

    05/31/2010 5:52:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 1,132+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 30 May, 2010 | Cory Hatch And Sarah Lison
    Jackson, Wyo. » The successful prosecution of a Jackson Hole hunter who claimed self defense after killing a grizzly could set a precedent in Greater Yellowstone, where the grizzly population is expanding and loaded guns are now allowed in national parks, experts say. A jury recently found 41-year-old Stephen Westmoreland guilty of a misdemeanor charge of illegally taking a grizzly bear stemming from an incident in September when he shot a bear. He argued self defense in a trial that hinged on the behavior of the bear, among other things. Mark Bruscino, bear management program supervisor for the Wyoming Game...
  • Grizzly bear eats aeroplane in Alaska

    11/10/2009 8:52:50 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 41 replies · 2,533+ views
    blogs.timeslive ^ | November 10, 2009 | Paul Ash
    Bush pilots know that wildlife can be a hazard to your health. Aircraft have collided with giraffes and other large animals on various remote African airstrips, and there are numerous stories of downed pilots being hassled by predators after making forced landings out in the boonies. Lion and hyena are also know to be partial to certain aircraft components, tyres being a documented favourite of the big cats. My father was once left with the (hefty) bill after a gang of hyenas chewed his wingtip navigation lights and strobes (both wings) and then did a runner after dinner. These pictures...
  • Grizzly mauls sheepherder; kills dogs, sheep

    09/15/2009 2:27:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies · 4,144+ views
    Sublette Examiner ^ | September 15, 2009 | Joy Ufford with Derek Farr
    After what could be the first grizzly bear attack on a human in the Upper Green, a 46-year-old sheepherder was life-flighted to Idaho Falls early Monday morning after being seriously mauled. The grizzly began its rampage in the early hours in a sheep herd grazing near Forest Road 617, at the eastern edge of the Gros Ventre Wilderness near Tosi Creek. The herd is tended by Marcello Tejeda, of Rock Springs, and Jorge Mesa, both of whom were awakened by what they thought was a black bear in the sheep, according to their employer, rancher Mary Thoman of Fontenelle. Monday,...
  • Soldotna mans brush with bear too close for comfort [drops grizzly with Ruger .454 -- MUST-SEE]

    08/13/2009 8:31:40 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 43 replies · 6,195+ views
    Peninsula Clarion ^ | 8/7/09 | Joseph Robertia
    Last Sunday a fourth brown bear for the year was killed in a defense of life and property (DLP) shooting, and there is no mistaking that it was the former, not the latter, that was on the line for the man who shot it.
  • Bruin buddy [Man has pet GRIZZLY BEAR]

    05/17/2009 10:25:01 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 61 replies · 4,186+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | Not given | Not given
    Pet dog? Cat? Maybe a goldfish? Not for naturalist Casey Anderson, who adopted a grizzly bear cub seven years ago after the furry one-month-old was found orphaned in an overpopulated wildlife park. Anderson named his new pet Brutus, and the two have been inseparable ever since — together, they've set out on a yearlong mission to chronicle the lives of Yellowstone's vulnerable grizzly bears. The pair star in the National Geographic special “Expedition Grizzly featuring Casey Anderson,” airing Sunday, May 3 at p.m. ET/PT.
  • Predation Did Not Come from Evolution

    03/28/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 313 replies · 4,084+ views
    ICR ^ | March 28, 2009 | Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.
    Predation Did Not Come from Evolution by Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.* Although the origin of predation is poorly understood, it is incorrect to attribute to young-earth creation the assertion that predatory animals quickly and recently evolved the physical features necessary for predation. It is a common fallacy that carnivores evolved from a change in form and function. No physical evolution was required to change herbivores to predators--it was merely a change in behavior. The view that an alteration of genomes and phenotypes, such as sharp teeth and claws, would have been required to supply the physical features for predation from herbivorous...
  • Video: Grizzlies reveal 'fancy footwork' play 'salmon football'

    02/18/2009 5:22:29 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 707+ views
    news.bbc. ^ | Wednesday, 18 February 2009 | Rebecca Morelle Science reporter
    They may look slow and clumsy, but underwater cameras have revealed that grizzly bears can perform some fancy footwork when a meal is on the cards.A BBC team followed the bears as the annual salmon migration got underway. They filmed them using their huge feet to deftly kick dead fish from deep pools into shallower water. This behaviour, caught on camera for the first time, meant that the grizzlies could grab the fish without the bother of getting their ears wet.Wildlife cameraman Jeff Turner said: "Most bears will do anything to avoid getting their ears wet - they hate it.....
  • Father's bow shot kills grizzly attacking his son

    10/10/2008 10:38:27 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 77 replies · 3,928+ views
    The Cody Enterprise ^ | September 24, 2008 | Carole Cloudwalker
    A Cody bowhunter in search of an elk found a grizzly bear instead in a Sept. 12 mauling incident on the South Fork. And Ron J. Leming, 37, attributes his father's lifetime of bowhunting for saving his life. “There are not many people who could stand their ground like that, especially with a bow and arrow,” Leming said Wednesday. “I would have been mauled way worse, if not killed, if Dad hadn't had the nerve to stand his ground and shoot that bear with his bow. There's not many people who could have done that.” Leming said his father's shot...
  • Grizzly attacks woman in tent

    08/29/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 276+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 29th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Mauling was in Gates of the Arctic National Park. A grizzly bear dragged a woman out of her tent Thursday and mauled her ... according to the National Park Service. The woman was saved by companions camped with her ... An Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. helicopter, normally used to monitor the oil pipeline, was expected to pick her up there and ferry her to a hospital in Fairbanks... They were camped and asleep when the bear arrived in camp. It apparently first entered a "food tent," Quinley said. "It destroyed a water jug," he said, and tried to get into...
  • Bears among us: Too close for comfort?

    07/06/2008 12:00:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 112+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 6th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Always there have been the bears in and around Anchorage. Never before has there been a bear mauling in town. Not that the horrific attack on 15-year-old mountain biker Petra Davis last weekend came as a shock to those familiar with local bears. A small group of wildlife biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been warning for years that something like this could happen ... Some who have been hiking, running and mountain biking in the park and the adjacent Chugach State Park for decades say they see more bears and more bear sign than ever...
  • Grizzly attacks teen bicycle racer in Bicentennial Park ( Alaska )

    06/29/2008 3:20:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 454+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 29th, 2008 | WESLEY LOY
    A teenage girl riding in an all-night bicycle race suffered severe injuries early this morning when a bear attacked her on a trail ... Police officers with shotguns escorted medics into dark woods to retrieve the girl... "She was cut up and bit pretty good," After the mauling, the girl used her cell phone to call 911 but was unable to communicate... Another rider who came along found her sitting on the ground and said she could utter only one word: "Bear." He then used her phone to make another call for help. Sinnott said he didn't arrive in time...
  • Jogger's pulse hits new high when grizzly charges

    06/18/2008 7:40:27 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 10 replies · 198+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 18th, 2008 02:10 AM | CRAIG MEDRED
    After years of stomping around the grizzly haunts of the wildest coast of North America without a serious bear encounter, forester Rick Rogers never imagined the first and only close call of his life would come in an Anchorage park visited by thousands of people. SNIP . . . He thought his maximum heart rate was 180. He later looked at the monitor and realized he'd hit 193.
  • 'He's eating my brain. I can feel it,' recalls bear attack survivor

    05/16/2008 10:49:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1,269+ views
    CBC ^ | 5/16/08
    A 53-year-old man in Saanich, B.C., managed to drive to safety after a grizzly bear mauled his head and tossed him to the ground in the woods near Bella Coola, about 700 kilometres north of Vancouver. The attack took place on May 3 when Brent Case was on a surveying job along the rugged Central Coast area. "He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head. It just started ripping the scalp off the head," Case told CBC News on Friday. "The pain was so excruciating that I don't know why I didn't yell...