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Finally a sensible court decision on personal responsibility and native wildlife-

Most folks remember Utah only fatal bear attack back in 2007. It was in the Wasatch Mountains east of Provo. The family has sued both the federal courts and the state. The federal judge ruled the Forest Service was 65% responsible for the attack, […]

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A textbook example of how do it wrong?

A couple hiking to Wapiti Lake in Yellowstone Park surprised a grizzly bear and soon the man was dead. The woman had minor injuries. Bear experts have issued a report on the incident. They suggest that because the couple fled from the surprised bear, and screaming and […]

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Injured man had a clean camp, but previous campers nearby clearly had not-

I think most of us keep a clean camp, but I worry precisely about this.  What went on at a camping spot in the past?

Of course, if there is obvious past food and trash it’s best not to camp there.

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Hunters survive night attack in Purcell Mountains. Hiked 5 kilometers back to truck after attack-

Two lucky hunters survived what sounds to me like a half-hearted predatory attack by a female grizzly. There is evidence that they had been followed by two grizzlies earlier that day.

I say “half-hearted” because they would not have […]

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Bear mauls fisherman on docked boat. Times Colonist. “Bystanders rush to help, swarm and kill bear; victim was cleaning fish at Port Renfrew marina.”

It’s important to note that while people tend to fear grizzlies, almost all predatory bear attacks are black bears.

This was the first such bear attack on Vancouver Island.

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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