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  • MT: Bear Spray Works; Bear Saved, Hunter Injured

    11/26/2017 5:34:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A hunter who was tracking a wounded elk was attacked by a grizzly. The bear chomped on his hand, then retreated. The hunter had a rifle, but chose to use bear spray instead. He got ready for the bear with the bear spray. The bear came back.The hunter sprayed the bear and himself. The bear retreated. The bear came back. The bear spray was empty. They hunter threw the empty can at the bear.  The bear retreated.Having expended the potential for bear spray defense, the hunter readied his rifle.They bear did not come back. From krtv.com: He put up...
  • Dog Hailed as Hero After Grizzly Encounter

    05/09/2017 8:55:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 9, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Momo is a good dog. Now, we know everyone says that about their pups (and they’re right), but this shepherd-husky-lab mix enters an elite group of really good dogs after saving her friends from a grizzly bear in a Canadian park. Kenzie Campbell said, on Sunday, he took Momo on a hike at Banff National Park in Alberta with his girlfriend and another friend. They didn’t get very far on the Cascade Ampitheatre Trail. “We just made it to the trailhead and walked around a corner, and the bear was maybe 20 feet away,” Campbell said. They backed slowly out...
  • Exclusive: 10mm Bear Defense; Interview with Shooter (some video)

    08/31/2016 5:32:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kim Woodman, dressed as he was when attacked by the brown bear on Humpy Creek (courtesy Kim Woodman) Video from Kim Woodman On 29 July, 2016, about 4 p.m. Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him.  He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him.  While backing away from the charging bear, Kim tripped and fell backward.  He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that...
  • Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park

    06/29/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2016
    KALISPELL, Mont. – Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist riding in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told The Associated Press the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA campground.
  • 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 ESCAPES ATTACK BY SHOVING ARM DOWN BEAR’S THROAT

    10/05/2015 4:03:23 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | staff
    A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal’s throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly, the Great Falls Tribune reported
  • Grizzly Bear Blamed for Yellowstone Hiker Death

    08/08/2015 9:39:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Preliminary results of the investigation into the recent death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park show that the man was attacked by a grizzly bear. While the exact cause of death has not been determined, investigators have identified what appear to be defensive wounds on the victim’s forearms. The victim’s body was found partially consumed and cached, or covered, in the vicinity of the Elephant Back Loop Trail near Lake Village on Friday afternoon. Based on partial tracks found at the scene, it appears that an adult female grizzly and at least one cub-of-the-year were present and likely involved...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Photo: stare-down between photographer and grizzly

    09/07/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    KXLH.com ^ | September 7, 2012
    Yellowstone National Park wolf project leader Doug Smith snapped this photo last Friday, while tracking some of the park's wolf packs from the air. Smith spotted a dead bull bison in the park's Hayden Valley, an apparent victim of a nasty encounter with another bull bison during the herd's annual rut. As you can see, a very large grizzly bear has claimed the bison carcass as his own. What you can't see, according to Smith, is the Canyon wolf pack lurking some 50 yards behind the grizzly, patiently waiting its turn on the carcass. Smith says as his pilot circled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Interior secretary calls for grizzly bear delisting by 2014

    07/24/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Missoulian ^ | July 23, 2012 | Ben Neary - AP
    National Park Service A grizzly bear sow and three cubs roam inside Yellowstone National Park. CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has informed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears. Salazar wrote to Mead late last week, saying he expects the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies will finish their analysis of the effect of the decline of the whitebark pine tree on bear populations by early 2014. Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies have been addressing the whitebark pine...
  • Grizzly bear kills hunter in Boundary County (Idaho)

    09/16/2011 1:36:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | September 16, 2011 | Meghann M. Cuniff
    A grizzly bear killed a hunter in Boundary County today before another hunter fatally shot the bear. Officials from the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are at the scene of the attack, which occurred about 10 a.m. in the remote area of Buckhorn Mountain near the Montana border. The hunter who was killed is not a resident of Boundary County, officials said. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification. The hunter’s partner shot and killed the attacking grizzly, officials said. Several rifle hunting seasons are open in the...
  • Bill would clarify grizzly self-defense rights

    09/14/2011 11:43:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Capital Press ^ | September 14, 2011 | Sean Ellis
    BOISE --Idaho's congressional delegation introduced legislation today that would amend the Endangered Species Act to clarify that people have the right to defend themselves and their families from grizzly bear attacks. The legislation is in response to the well-publicized case of Jeremy Hill, a north Idaho man who was charged last month with violating the ESA for killing a grizzly bear on his property in May. Hill said he believed he was defending himself and his family. While the U.S. attorney later dropped all federal criminal charges, Hill agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. Grizzly bears are listed as threatened...
  • Autopsy Planned for Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone National Park

    08/27/2011 5:36:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2011 | AP
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo -- Rangers investigated Saturday whether a Michigan man was the victim of a grizzly attack in Yellowstone National Park or if the bear had come upon the hiker's body after he died. The man was found Friday morning by two hikers on the Mary Mountain Trail, which runs northeast of the park's iconic Old Faithful geyser. Investigators found grizzly bear tracks and scat near the man, but were not immediately sure whether the grizzly caused the man's death or disturbed his body after he died.
  • Mont. ultra-marathon race cancelled due to snow

    07/13/2011 1:11:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ap ^ | July 9, 2011
    The race director of a 100-mile ultra-marathon foot race through the Flathead National Forest has cancelled the event due to lingering snow ...the snow won't melt in time for the event scheduled for July 29. postponing the race would pose problems with shortening daylight hours and increased grizzly bear activity.
  • Grizzly Bear Kills Hiker in Yellowstone National Park

    07/06/2011 6:42:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 117 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-6-11
    A husband and wife's backcountry hike along a popular trail turned tragic when they stumbled upon a grizzly bear and her cubs and the 57-year-old man was mauled to death, Yellowstone National Park officials said. The couple was hiking along the Wapiti Lake Trail in the Grand Canyon area of the park, park officials told ABC News. They had walked about a mile and a half from the trail head when they saw the grizzly sow and her cubs. "The bear attacked the man and killed him," said Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash. The woman screamed out for help as the...
  • Grizzly versus Bison: the rest of the story (Photos)

    10/30/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies · 2+ views
    KRTV.COM ^ | October 29, 2010 | Drew Trafton
    The man responsible for snapping the dramatic photographs of a bison being chased by a grizzly bear has surfaced, providing sister station KTVQ in Billings with more pictures and the end to the tale.Alex Wypyszinski had just dropped off his wife at work and had a few hours to kill one morning last April.Wypyszinski says he likes to spend his free time in the morning snapping photos of wildlife in the park.Of course, he usually has to search the animals out.NEW PHOTOS BELOWIt all started when he was driving in the Fountain Flats area, located between the Madison Junction...