Tag Archives: grizzly bear

Grizzly bear death near Polebridge under investigation

According to an AP article posted yesterday in the online edition of the Great Falls Tribune, wildlife officials are seeking information on the death of a male grizzly bear south of Polebridge. It was discovered in early October in the Coal Creek drainage.

Anyone with information can call:

  • Warden Capt. Lee Anderson of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 406-751-4561,
  • the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Missoula at 406-329-3000, or
  • the FWP poaching hot line at 1-800-TIP-MONT.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

DNA study doubles bear census

Here’s a better article on the recently completed grizzly bear DNA study. Yesterday’s AP write-up was a little thin.

From the Wednesday, September 17, 2008 online edition of the Daily Inter Lake . . .

The estimate is in: There were 765 grizzly bears roaming the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem during the summer of 2004.

That’s the official result of an ambitious and unprecedented genetic study of the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states. The study will be published in the January edition of the Journal of Wildlife Management.

Read the entire article . . .

Federal Study Says Grizzlies Thriving in Montana

From the Tuesday, September 16, 2008 online edition of the Flathead Beacon . . .

The majestic grizzly bear, once king of the Western wilderness but threatened with extinction for a third of a century, has roared back in Montana…

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey announced Tuesday that there are approximately 765 bears in northwestern Montana. That’s the largest population of grizzly bears documented there in more than 30 years, and a sign that the species could be at long last rebounding.

Read the entire article . . .