Tag Archives: bear mortality

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 in the low country because of the deep snowpack.

Most of those encounters didn’t turn out well for the bears. Four times, the grizzlies were shot and killed.

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Park takes heat over bear deaths

From today’s online edition of the Flathead Beacon . . .

The deaths of two grizzly bears in Glacier National Park last week has caused a stir in western Montana as bear biologists evaluate the park’s decision to remove a mother and two of her cubs.

Biologist Charles Jonkel of the Great Bear Foundation in Missoula disagreed with the killings and reported numerous phone calls from concerned residents.

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Grizzly bears fared well this year

From the Thursday, November 20, 2008 online edition of the Hungry Horse News . . .

It’s been a fairly good year for grizzly bears in the greater Glacier Park area. This year 11 bears were killed due to human circumstances, according to figures provided by Chris Servheen, the grizzly bear recovery coordinator for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.

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