Investigation Results Identify Grizzly Bear in Surprise Attack near Libby

Kalispell, MT — The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Human Attack Response Team (WHART) has completed its investigation into the bear attack that occurred last month in the Poorman Creek Drainage of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby, Montana. At approximately 11 a.m. on May 17, 2018, an adult woman working as a field […]

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IGBC Winter Meeting in Missoula on December 12 & 13, 2017

MISSOULA – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will be holding their annual winter meeting in Missoula, Montana from December 12, 2017 – December 13, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown, located at 200 S Pattee St. The initial session on the 12th will begin at 9:00 AM, after an […]

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Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee Meets 3/29-30/2017

IDFG Photo 3/2017 JACKSON, WY – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its spring meeting in Jackson, Wyoming on March 29 and 30, 2017 and invites the public to attend. The meeting will take place at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming. The meeting starts at […]

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Conservation Strategy Revised by Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee

CODY, WY – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) held its fall meeting in Cody, Wyoming on November 16 & 17, 2016. The main focus was the completion and acceptance of the revised Conservation Strategy by the committee partners. According to YES Chair Mary Erickson, “The final version of […]

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Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee Fall Meeting November 16 & 17

BOZEMAN, MT – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its fall meeting in Cody, Wyoming on November 16 & 17, 2016 and invites the public to attend. The meeting will start at 1:00 PM and will be held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West located […]

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Partnership position advances bear education in southwest Montana

by Marina Richie The grizzly rolls toward five people pointing training (inert) bear spray canisters at the bear. They press their triggers down for two full seconds, while onlookers cheer them on. Danielle Oyler is pleased. “Most people follow directions and spray the two seconds and then stop,” she says. “Some do discharge the whole […]

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Bear Creek Access in Madison Range

Ennis, MT., Oct. 3, 2016 – Due to recent bear activity and encounters, Forest Service officials have temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek that leads into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. “We are closing this area to provide for the safety of our visitors,” said Madison District Ranger Dale Olson. Currently, the MT Fish, […]

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