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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Who, what, why: What should you do if a grizzly attacks?

    07/07/2011 3:29:23 PM PDT · by decimon · 112 replies
    BBC ^ | July 7, 2011 | Unknown
    An American man has been killed by a grizzly bear while he and his wife were taking a hike in the famed Yellowstone National Park. Bear attacks are often fatal - so what can you do to protect yourself?The couple were said to have surprised the bear while she was with her cubs. The woman - who ran before dropping to the ground - survived the attack after the bear picked her up by her backpack, but then left her alone. While it is not an exact science, most experts say that, in the case of a bear acting 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.
  • Feds appeal grizzly bear relisting

    08/23/2010 12:04:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | August 23, 2010 | Gazette staff
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed an appeal earlier this month to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the relisting of the estimated 600 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem. “The Yellowstone grizzly population is increasing at 4 to 7 percent per year and is recovered and the agencies are committed to spending more than $3 million per year to maintain this healthy, recovered population,” said Chris Servheen, Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly bear recovery coordinator, in a statement. The Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the bears in March 2007, declaring them recovered and no longer in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reward offered for information about dead grizzly

    08/23/2009 4:37:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 1,428+ views
    hostedn ^ | August 22, 2009
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever illegally shot and killed what officials say was one of Montana's largest grizzly bears. The carcass of the big grizzly, called Maximus because he stood 7 1/2 feet tall and weighed about 800 pounds, was found Aug. 12 on a ranch in northern Montana.
  • Gov Sarah Palin - just another dirty politician (a screed by Jessica Teel, bear lover)

    08/31/2008 6:54:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 98 replies · 597+ views
    e-mail alert ^ | Jessica Teel
    Gov Sarah Palin - just another dirty politician  Barbarians for Sarah Palin (front center)!                                               The top 11 things you should know about Sarah Palin:         1) She is presently under investigation http://www.ktva.com/ci_10026165 in Alaska for abuse of power http://voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/08/mccains_vp_pick_palin_facing_e.html        2) She strongly supports big oil (her husband works for oil company BP)        3) She believes creationism should be taught in public schools        4) She is opposed to abortion even in cases of rape and incest        5) She has no federal or international experience.  Prior to being governor (for less than two years) she was only the mayor of a small Alaskan town...
  • Bear attack: Wounds healing ( Self defense is a good thing )

    12/30/2007 12:27:32 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 163+ views
    Peninsula Clarion ^ | December 28, 2007 | JOSEPH ROBERTIA
    Patmor had the encounter with a large brown bear ...there are other ways his life has changed after the event. He now brings more than just his dog with him while walking to the post office. "I carry my .44 whenever I go anywhere now," ... Patmor said carrying the pistol is a result of not just the bear bite, but also ... "I figured if I'm going to keep being attacked by animals, I've got to do something to protect myself," "In 20 years, I've hardly ever seen bears around my house, but I saw five browns and blacks...
  • Man kills grizzly with knife

    08/17/2007 7:44:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,046+ views
    calgary sun ^ | August 17, 2007 | CP
    A man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a female grizzly. The victim, a man in his 30s, was preparing for bow-hunting season ... He managed to kill the bear with a knife, but suffered serious arm and elbow injuries.
  • 'I thought I was going to die' ( bear attack )

    12/02/2007 9:24:01 AM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 258+ views
    JUNEAU EMPIRE ^ | December 2, 2007 | KIM MARQUIS
    Juneau man recounts Friday morning bear attack on Admiralty Island . A "crack" in the brush. A split second to turn and see the bear. Another second to click the gun's safety off. That's all the time Dr. John Raster had before the brown bear attacked him. "I screamed and fired a shot into the air," he said. "It was already on me and the gun was still pretty much slung around my shoulder. He bit me and started scratching me and pushed me down into the water." The Juneau doctor had been walking alone Friday morning along a stretch...
  • Spray vs. gun bear deterrent debate rages

    12/03/2007 3:09:30 PM PST · by george76 · 130 replies · 1,026+ views
    the Missoulian ^ | December 03 2007 | JOHN CRAMER
    Long ago, grizzly bears thrived in Montana as did tales - some tall, some true - told by frontiersmen of a man-eater even more fearsome than the other two bogeymen of the forest, wolves and mountain lions. Today, the reputation of Ursus arctos horribilis - along with other major predators ... Also changed is how people can handle encounters with grizzlies, using a chemical spray rather than guns to improve the odds that both humans and bears will escape the encounters unharmed. But Workman believes that if a bullet was good enough for his great-grandfather more than a century ago,...
  • 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...
  • Grizzly shot in Selway-Bitterroot

    09/12/2007 10:12:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Missoulian ^ | September 12 2007 | PERRY BACKUS
    For the first time in decades, people venturing into the sprawling Selway-Bitterroot ecosystem are going to be told to keep their eyes peeled for grizzly bears. That change follows the killing of a large grizzly bear in a roadless area of north-central Idaho, where the last confirmed sighting of the species came in 1946. The grizzly was shot Sept. 3 by a Tennessee hunter near Kelly Creek, about three miles from the Montana border. The bear was a young 400- to 500-pound male that was between 6 and 9 years old, said Chris Servheen, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's...
  • Photographer mauled by Yellowstone bear (while taking pics of Grizzly and her cub)

    05/25/2007 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Omega Man II · 74 replies · 4,058+ views
    May 25, 2007, 12:57PM Photographer mauled by Yellowstone bear The Associated Press YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A man whose face was severely mauled by a grizzly in Yellowstone National Park is a photographer and author of books about grizzlies who also had been attacked in 1993. The National Park Service said Jim Cole, 57, was hiking alone, off-trail in prime grizzly habitat Wednesday when he was attacked by a sow with a cub. He apparently was carrying pepper spray but whether he used it was unclear. Cole told rangers he walked two to three miles to seek help. Cole,...
  • Yellowstone Grizzly Bears No Longer An Endangered Species

    03/23/2007 12:42:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies · 1,650+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 23, 2007
    After nearly disappearing three decades ago, grizzly bears are thriving in the Yellowstone ecosystem and no longer need the protection of the Endangered Species Act, Deputy Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett recently announced...
  • 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...
  • Wyo. Debates Removing Grizzly Protection (Tim Treadwell "Deeply Saddened")

    01/16/2006 1:12:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 3,836+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2006
    Several speakers at the only public hearing on a plan to remove grizzly bears from federal endangered species protection called for more hearings on the proposal. About 235 people gathered at Tuesday's hearing in Cody. The hearing was preceded by an informal open house. Similar open houses were planned this week in Jackson, Bozeman, Mont., and Idaho Falls, Idaho. But no more public hearings were planned. "I am somewhat disappointed that after 30 years of working on the bear issue, and all the millions of man hours, we only have this one public hearing," said wildlife photographer Dewey Vanderhoff of...
  • Meetings will allow comment on grizzly bears

    01/01/2006 9:32:35 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2006 | Associated Press
    Public meetings are scheduled next month in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on the federal government's plans to remove federal protections for grizzly bears surrounding Yellowstone National Park. The move would put management of bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem into the hands of the three states and give them greater flexibility. It also could clear the way for limited hunting. Public meetings on the proposal are scheduled Jan. 9 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman; Jan. 10 in Cody, Wyo.; Jan. 11 in Jackson, Wyo.; and Jan. 12 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Information on the plan will be provided, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti Bear Resolutions

    03/15/2002 4:43:33 AM PST · by Probus · 5 replies · 129+ views
    KOVE KDLY news Lander, WY ^ | 03/14/02 | KOVE KDLY
    (KOVE/KDLY) The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of 3 resolutions banning the introduction or reintroduction of grizzly bears, wolves, and other "undesirable" species into Fremont County. The commissioners also voted in favor of a resolution that rejects the planned implementation of food and game storage rules in the southern end of the Wind River Mountains that are scheduled to go into effect on April 1st. The Lander City Council also passed resolutions to the same effect at their regular meeting on Tuesday. There were 125-150 citizens present during a presentation by the U.S. Forest Service at...