The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials on Friday released new information about a bear attack that occurred May 17 in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. On Thursday morning , an adult woman sustained serious injuries in a surprise defensive encounter involving a bear. The incident occurred in… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce plans this September to delist grizzlies from the federal Endangered Species Act in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, the rugged chunk of Northwest Montana that includes Glacier National Park, parts of five national forests and two reservations. Read… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48. The plan was released Wednesday as part of the U.S. Interior Department’s regulatory agenda for coming months. Read the full story here.
We thought that folks might find this post from MyOpenCountry interesting. It begins… I’ll never forget the first time I saw a bear in the wild. I was hiking with my brother in the Allegheny Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. We hiked the up a good incline, turned a few corners, and suddenly spotted a full-grown… Read More »
Tim Manley, FWP bear specialist, wrote on his Facebook page… It was a good flight today. We got visuals of 15 grizzly bears including cubs. Most bears were at or in their dens. Two family groups were below the snow line. Most bears will be leaving their dens in the next two weeks.