Another story about the reoccupation of the Montana plains by grizzly bears-

Roaming grizzlies discovering Montana’s plains offer abundant food. AP

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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.

3 Responses to Montana’s grizzlies are finding there is plenty of food on the plains east of the Rockies

  1. Nancy says:

    +”They are always the topic of conversation,” said Cheri Juneau, who works at Pierre’s bar and café in Dupuyer. “I just had a guy in here today with a bear story. I would say Dupuyer is one of the No. 1 places for grizzly bears. It is an awesome thing. People get all excited+

    Nice to see someone has the “welcome” mat out!

  2. monty says:

    As the majority of the eastern plains are private land, the next thing I expect to hear is conflict. Hope the bears can stay out of troible.

    • Nancy says:

      Monty – And I hope people like Cheri Juneau stay around…… to damper that conflict.


October 2011


‎"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

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