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Bears now seeking extra calories to fatten up for hibernation-

In case folks have forgotten, though few who read The Wildlife News are in that category, autumn is the time for what might look like gluttonous behavior in bears. In order to survive hibernation, bears needs thousands of what would normally be excess calories to put on […]

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Recent Idaho bear bites

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Grizzly bear and black bear attacks-

Last week there were two bear attacks in Idaho. One was in the Island Park area near landmark Sawtelle Peak (10 miles west of Yellowstone Park). The other was near the western Idaho town of McCall.

Idaho Fish and Game personnel trapped and then killed a male black bear in […]

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Experienced hiker dead in backcountry near Elephant Back Trail. Found partly buried and partly eaten-

Although Yellowstone bison this year have been throwing tourists around and stomping on them (5 injured mostly due to unwary photo taking), a grizzly bear has finally shown up to add to the annual toll wildlife caused injuries/deaths.

In the […]

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Hope you can join us on August 7-9, 2015 at the historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana for Speak for Wolves! Friday August 7
6:00pm doors open with music by Neil Haverstick.
7:00pm Screening of OR-7 the Journey with filmmaker […]

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Sightseers disturb bear feeding habits, biologists warn, but Park Service shows little willingness to redirect human traffic

One of the most awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles in the world is the scene of brown bears catching salmon at Katmai National Park. During the summer sockeye salmon runs, brown bears congregate on the Brooks River to […]

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Five to one in favor comments were not well publicized-

This month the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a detailed report on the recent comments the public made on the proposal to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington State. The report goes on at great length, but […]

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Litigation Cited in Decision

The University of Idaho will forgo sheep grazing at a controversial research station on federal lands in Montana this summer due to an ongoing lawsuit. The University’s general counsel has stated that the school will “await further guidance through the outcome of the litigation and from the federal agencies over the […]

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While this describes a single incident in Bend, the basic principle is the same everywhere. Indiscriminate killing of predators creates more conflicts with humans. State wildlife agencies argue that hunting/trapping will reduce human conflicts when in fact it often exacerbates them.

The recent killing of yet another cougar in Bend represents a tragic and unnecessary […]

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Western Watersheds and Sierra Club say the ‘incidental take’ of 4 bears is wrongly based on an “arbitrary and capricious” analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-

News Release

Washington, DC – Conservation groups have filed a legal challenge against two federal agencies for approving […]

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The sides, unfortunately that is the way it appears, are getting ready for the public meetings for the restoration of a grizzly bear population in Washington’s North Cascades Ecosystem. The first one is March 3 in Winthrop, WA. Here is the complete list.

Tuesday, March 3rd in Winthrop from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Red Barn Upper […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey