From the daily archives: Monday, August 20, 2007

Bears by the numbers

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Like wolves, grizzly bears that are captured at least once, are given numbers. And like some wolves, some of these grizzly bears become well known, even famous, or infamous when they cause trouble (as humans conceive trouble).

Bears by the numbers. By Brodie Farquhar. Casper Star Tribune.

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Story by Idaho Fish and Game-

Multi-agency effort nets three grizzlies

Three grizzly bears that had been raising havoc in the Island Park Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest have been captured.

No humans were injured in the process, nor were any of the bears. But these bears will never be able to return […]

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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