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Grizzly mortality steady

Here’s a good summary from the Hungry Horse News of the latest grizzly bear mortality and population figures . . . Recorded grizzly bear mortality in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in 2016 was the same the year before, with … Continue reading

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Decision on Yellowstone region grizzly delisting delayed

Removal of Yellowstone area grizzlies from the Endangered Species List is by no means a done deal . . . Federal officials are delaying their decision on whether to lift protections for more than 700 grizzly bears in and around … Continue reading

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Grizzly mortality declines for 2015

There were fewer grizzly bear deaths last year in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem . . . On the heels of the federal government’s proposal to delist the grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone National Park area, this year’s annual … Continue reading

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Three grizzlies found dead, two black bears put down

A lot of bear deaths recently, including two black bears that had become conditioned to getting food from humans . . . Wildlife officials said Thursday they were investigating the deaths of three grizzly bears east of Flathead Lake, and … Continue reading

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Illegal kills biggest cause of grizzly bear deaths

Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News checks in with a year-end grizzly bear status report . . . This was a tough year to be a grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The region saw 25 known … Continue reading

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World’s oldest radio-collared bear dies

The oldest radio-collared bear in the world died recently . . . The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported last week that a black bear they had been tracking since 1981 died in the wild at 39 1/2 years of … Continue reading

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Grizzly bear deaths spike in Yellowstone region this summer

It could just be statistical anomaly, but there have been 16 grizzly bear deaths in the Yellowstone region this summer. Most are natural losses, but they are much higher than normal . . . Bear biologists are refraining from assigning … Continue reading

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Relocated grizzlies raise concerns for residents of Northwest Montana

An interesting article from today’s Flathead Beacon . . . A rash of grizzly bear incidents in Northwest Montana has led to one of the busiest years ever involving captures and relocations, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP has … Continue reading

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Rise in bear-related chicken raids ruffling feathers of wildlife managers

This very interesting, if lengthy, article is not nearly as silly as it sounds. Turns out the rising interest in hobby farming is triggering some pretty serious bear conflicts. Bears like chicken and sweet corn just as much as humans … Continue reading

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Deep snowpack, more grizzlies mean more encounters

Here’s a timely reminder to be bear-aware from today’s Missoulian . . . There have been a half-dozen encounters between grizzly bears and humans reported in Montana this month alone, a number experts attribute to a growing bear population stuck … Continue reading

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