Tag Archives: bear

B.C. Ends Grizzly Bear Hunt, Calls It ‘Socially Unacceptable’

By | December 20, 2017

Montana Public Radio reports that with the recent delisting of the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are contemplating a grizzly bear hunt. But on Monday, their neighbor to the north, British Columbia, announced it was immediately ending its own grizzly bear hunt. The British Columbia government on Monday announced a permanent ban on grizzly bear hunting… Read More »

Growing Grizzly Population Brings Bears To Private Lands

By | December 13, 2017

Montana Public Radio has a story that begins… The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is meeting in Missoula Tuesday and Wednesday to review and revise their management and research goals for the next 5 years. A big challenge for wildlife managers trying to encourage bear movement between populations near the Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystems (NCDE),… Read More »

Comments Sought on Northwest Montana Grizzly Criteria

By | December 13, 2017

The Daily Interlake reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking input from scientists and the general public on draft criteria for the eventual recovery of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear. The draft criteria are a supplement to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan, which has guided federal management of these animals… Read More »

Rocky Mountain Front Grizzly Conflicts Hit Record Numbers In 2017

By | December 1, 2017

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins… 2017 was a record year for grizzly bear conflicts and grizzly bear deaths along the Rocky Mountain Front. Mike Madel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ bear management biologist for the Front gave an update at the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee fall meeting Wednesday in Missoula. He said that… Read More »

Grizzly Adam is Dead

By | December 1, 2017

The North Fork grizzly known as Adam was killed by a hunter on the second day of the general hunting season. He was killed in the Flathead Valley along the Flathead River south of Columbia Falls. Adam (son of Betsy?) was a traveling bear. Although he spent some of his time on the North Fork,… Read More »

Protecting grizzlies while keeping people safe

By | November 14, 2017

The FWP Montana Outdoors magazine has an article by Director Martha Williams that begins… This past summer I met with area ranchers and others in Augusta, a town of 315 people between the Rocky Mountain Front and Great Falls, to discuss grizzly bears expanding their range beyond the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE). Read the full… Read More »

Reminder issued as bears move about Western Montana

By | October 27, 2017

KPAX in Missoula reports that State wildlife officials say that bears are continuing to make the rounds across Western Montana as the animals get ready to hibernate. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been receiving several reports of bears in domestic fruit trees adjacent to homes. FWP officials add that they have also been getting… Read More »

Scientists, Advocates Will Meet To Discuss Grizzly Recovery

By | October 17, 2017

Montana Public Radio says scientists and wildlife advocates meet Tuesday, 10/17 to discuss whether grizzly bears in northwest Montana are ready to lose Endangered Species Act protections. Wildlife officials say they are, and want grizzlies in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem de-listed by 2020. Read the full story here.