A record 51 grizzlies dead or removed from region this year Fifty-one grizzly bears mortalities were recorded in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem this year, the highest ever recorded since recovery efforts started. Most of the bears are dead, though some ended up in zoos and some were moved to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem, where the… Read More »
51 Grizzly Mortalities, Deadliest Year On Record For Montana Bears 2018 has been the deadliest year since scientists started keeping track for grizzlies in Northwest Montana. “We did have a record high number of mortalities,” says Cecily Costello, a grizzly bear research biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and she’s talking about the huge… Read More »
As Grizzlies Roam, Managers Look to Reduce Conflicts with Humans – Flathead Beacon MISSOULA – Once teetering on the brink of extirpation, there are now more than 1,000 grizzly bears roaming more than 8 million acres of land known as the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE), which stretches from the top of Glacier National Park… Read More »
Glacier Grizzlies Will Stay On The Endangered List, For Now The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it no longer plans to propose removing the population of grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park from the endangered species list this year.
Meetings to update status of grizzly management on Northern Divide The NCDE Grizzly Bear Subcommittee is meeting in Missoula on Tuesday with an agenda covering a wide range of topics,
Grizzly Cub Dies After Being Hit by Train Near Columbia Falls – Flathead Beacon News & Features A male grizzly cub was struck and killed by a train near Columbia Falls last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports. According to a press release, the bear was killed near North Hilltop Road, east of Halfmoon… Read More »
Hunter describes bear encounter; doesn’t blame the bear For the Hungry Horse News The bear snarled and slobbered as it tore first into Anders Broste’s right arm, breaking the radius and dislocating the arm, before focusing on Broste’s left ankle. He was face to face with the bear, having fallen on his back while trying… Read More »
Montana Grizzly Bears Roaming Far Afield – Flathead Beacon Recent reports of Montana grizzly bears in Idaho and Washington show that bruins from the Big Sky are literally pushing boundaries. According to Wayne Kasworm, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife grizzly manager in Libby, a 2-year-old, 476-pound male grizzly bear initially captured in the Selkirk Mountains… Read More »
Montanans Petition FWP To Require Hunters Carry Bear Spray Montana’s wildlife agency is being asked to consider requiring hunters to carry bear spray while hunting in Western Montana. Missoula’s Mike Bader say too many Montana hunters don’t carry bear spray and he believes the time has come to make it mandatory.