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  • Fiercely Hungry Grizzly outsmarts an Electrified Deer

    12/21/2017 10:33:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/21/2017 | J Hines
    A Montana researcher wanted to find out if an electrified deer carcass could serve as a grizzly bear deterrent. The findings weren’t surprising for the bear gurus out there: grizzlies are very persistent. The purpose of the electrified deer was to see if this would protect the hunters game kills, hoping to minimize bear-human encounters. Unorthodox, sure, but it could work. Except, this fearless grizzly is like the honey badger, and the honey badger don’t care if his meal is hooked up to a car battery – he’s gonna eat it anyways. See this strange electrified deer grizzly bear experiment...
  • Grizzly bears go vegetarian due to climate change, choosing berries over salmon

    08/26/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 86 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/25/17 | Victoria Ward
    Grizzly bears have stopped eating salmon in favour of elderberries after being forced to make a choice due to climate change. Warming temperatures meant that the berries are ripening earlier than usual, at exactly the same time as the freshwater streams on Alaska’s Kodiak Island are overflowing with sockeye salmon. The island's brown bears typically feed first on salmon in early summer, followed by elderberries later in the season, in late August and September. “What you have is a scrambling of the schedule," said William Deacy, a biologist at Oregon State University that studied the phenomenon. "It's essentially like if...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 in Alaska for abuse of power        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,...