ISLAND PARK – On the evening of May 5th, a father and son from California were hunting for black bear in Idaho near the Continental Divide above Henrys Lake. The fifteen-year-old son mistakenly shot and killed a nine-year-old male grizzly bear.
For grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, connecting to larger populations of bears in the West is key to long-term survival.
A properly installed and maintained electric fence can keep grizzly and black bears from destroying your property as well as prevent individual bears from become “problem” bears,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Due To Recovery
Ecologist and Filmmaker Chris Morgan produced and narrated this 8-minute video that explains the current status of the North Cascades Recovery Ecosystem grizzly population. The film features interviews with many people visiting or residing in the North Cascades area. “Wanted: Grizzly Bears?” was funded by Washington’s National Park Fund, National Parks Conservation Association, Woodland Park Zoo, Vital Ground, Hauser Bears, BEARTREK, Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission and the Russ-Dobbs Family Trust.
Results from an autopsy conducted on Monday afternoon concluded that Lance Crosby, a 63 year old Billings man, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a bear attack. Read more “Hiker’s Death Confirmed as Grizzly Attack”
At their recent winter meeting in Missoula, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) met to discuss grizzly bear population recovery.