This has been an extremely good year for grizzly bear survival in both the Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Continental Divide ecosystem (Glacier NP, Bob Marshall Wilderness and vicinity).

This story is one exception. The matter is under investigation to see if elk hunter Ken Meade killed the recently relocated grizzly by mistake, in self defense, or simply shot it.

Story in the Casper Star Tribune. By Whitney Royster.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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