Move was to protect it during the general hunting season-

Albino bear moved. Bozeman Chronicle.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

6 Responses to Albino black bear moved to Glacier National Park

  1. gline says:

    this is good for the bear as far as survival, but you would have to move him every year then…?

  2. Mike says:

    Lucky bear!

  3. April Clauson says:

    Not if he gets to close to campers and to hikers, remember they just killed a sow that had been there for years for doing this. Face it, bears are not safe anywhere, and a white one is not long for this world in the west. A hunter will kill it for sure to stuff……

  4. The problem with moving a black bear to Glacier is that Glacier is all ready full of black bears. This bear will either force another black bear out of its’ territory or be forced to move itself. It is kind of like killing one bear to save another. Glacier should have said no. Feel good projects like this can start a cascade of unwanted events.

  5. Brian Leonard says:

    Good for Larry Thorngren!

  6. Mike says:

    If anyplace can be “stuffed” with black bears, it’s Glacier. The bear habitat is second to none in the U.S.

    A krafty political move by GNP considering recent bear disasters.


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