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Food conditioned grizzly bear killed in northwestern MT

Jun. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials euthanized a grizzly bear that returned to a residential area in northwestern Montana searching for food just weeks after being relocated away from homes, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said. The agency received multiple reports that the...

2 protected grizzly bears killed by hunters in Montana

Jun. 3, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation into the death of two grizzly bears believed to be killed by black bear hunters along Rocky Mountain Front lask week. Grizzly bears are a federally protected species. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks confirmed Tuesday...

Contract Alaska pipeline worker mauled by black bear

Jun. 2, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A contract worker for the trans-Alaska pipeline system was mauled by a bear and seriously injured while running on a public road near a pump station, a spokesperson for the pipeline operator said Tuesday. The incident occurred Friday evening on a route used for recreation by employees...

$6000 reward for tips about Louisiana black bear killing

Jun. 2, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — There’s a $6,000 reward for information about whoever killed a Louisiana black bear last month, Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday. Agents were told about the bear and collected its body May 17 from St. Mary Parish south of Franklin, according to a...

Black bear euthanized in Wyoming after attempted break-in

Jun. 2, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has killed a black bear that was believed to be the subject of several complaints in northwestern Wyoming near Jackson. Department officials and Teton County deputies responded to a 911 call from a woman on Saturday that a bear was banging on her...

In this Sept. 12, 2019 photo, provided by Patsy Fulhorst-Kirtland, students at Yosemite Valley School work on their school newspaper in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park has been closed to the public for nearly three months and a few dozen lucky kids have had it mostly to themselves. They are student journalists who put out the Yosemite Valley School newspaper, the product of one of America’s most historic and unique public schools.   (Patsy Fulhorst-Kirtland via AP)

Dispatches from Yosemite: Alone with the bears and beauty

May. 31, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

The glacier-carved valleys of Yosemite National Park have been closed to the public for nearly three months and a few dozen lucky kids have had it mostly to themselves. Locked down amid cascading waterfalls and giant sequoias, the kids and their families have passed afternoons hiking empty trails, rafting in the...

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Volunteer to help with crowds at Wyoming grizzly sightings

May. 30, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Near mile marker 11 on Togwotee Pass, Tiffany Huynh wanted to know what all the commotion was about. Two grizzly bears, someone informed her, were snoozing. A look came over her. Fists started pumping in the air. “Yessssss,” an exhilarated Huynh hissed....

Man mauled by grizzly bear in critical, stable condition

May. 29, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear has mauled a mountain biker on a trail near the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in southern Montana, causing severe injuries to his face and neck. Peter Scherfig was biking alone on his 61st birthday Monday when he was attacked, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He was...

A juvenile black bear roams through Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020. The bear was eventually trapped by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and will be relocated. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP)

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

May. 27, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap. The Fort Myers News-Press reports that the juvenile 250-pound (113- kilogram) bear spent a good chunk of Tuesday morning meandering around the...

FILE - This April 10, 2020, file photo provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a trio of grizzly cubs, orphaned after their mother was euthanized after biting a hiker south of Glacier National Park, in a kennel at Montana Wild in Helena, Mont. State and federal wildlife officials say the bears will soon be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Ariz. At the time they were captured, the cubs were about 2.5 months old and weighed between 11 and 14 pounds (5 and 6 kilograms) said Mike Madel, a grizzly bear management specialist with the department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. (Mike Madel/Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)

Trio of Montana orphaned grizzly cubs heading to Arizona zoo

May. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A trio of grizzly bear cubs whose mother was killed after attacking a hiker in Montana have a new home at a zoo in Arizona, state and federal wildlife officials said. The bears will be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona. The facility is accredited by the...