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British Columbia Just Outlawed a Certain Type of Hunting

Province says public sentiment has shifted against 'trophy' hunting for grizzly bears

(Newser) - The government of British Columbia has some good news and bad news for grizzly bears in the Canadian province: The good news is that hunters will no longer be able to kill them for sport. The bad news is that hunters will still be able to kill them for meat.... More »

US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

Bear population has increased to more than 700 since 1975

(Newser) - Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after US government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened, the AP reports. Grizzlies in all US states except Alaska have been... More »

Forest Cop on Bike Died After Surprising Grizzly

He had no time to brake, investigation finds

(Newser) - A federal report on the tragic death of Forest Service officer Brad Treat is out and the message is clear: Beware of what could be around the corner when you're mountain biking. The 38-year-old officer was mauled to death by a grizzly bear he surprised while mountain biking with... More »

DeVos: Schools Might Need Guns to Defend Against Bears

She defends school choice in testy Senate hearing

(Newser) - Education Secretary hopeful Betsy DeVos was peppered with questions from time-limited Democrats during a testy Senate hearing Tuesday, and the exchange getting the most attention involves bears. When Sen. Chris Murphy asked if she believes that there's no place for guns in school, she referred to a school in... More »

Man Survives 2 Bear Attacks in Same Morning

Montana man Todd Orr played dead to survive

(Newser) - After being jumped on and bitten repeatedly by a charging grizzly bear in Montana on Saturday morning, Todd Orr survived by playing dead. The injured, bleeding man began the three-mile trek back to his vehicle—and was attacked again within 10 minutes by the same bear. The 50-year-old played dead... More »

Denali Hunting Grizzly After Hiker Attack

'Erratic' juvenile bear has had multiple incidents with hikers, won't be scared off

(Newser) - A young grizzly bear at Denali National Park will be put down after an attack that sent a hiker to the hospital, the National Park Service says. The bear, estimated to be between 2 and 5 years old, charged a group on the Savage Alpine Trail on Friday, reports CNN... More »

Bear Kills Mountain Biker in Montana

Forest law enforcement officer surprised animal on trail

(Newser) - A US Forest Service law enforcement officer was killed Wednesday in the first fatal bear attack this century in the Glacier National Park area. Authorities say 38-year-old Brad Treat was killed in Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana on a trail just outside the national park, ABC News reports. "... More »

Grizzly News 'Bigger Than Recovering the Bald Eagle'

US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes moving animal off endangered list

(Newser) - "This is really momentous, bigger than recovering the bald eagle," an environmental writer tells the Christian Science Monitor after the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday proposed removing grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone from the endangered species list. When grizzlies were added to the list in... More »

Coroner: Bullet, Not Bear Killed Woman

Playing dead was the wrong move during Yukon attack

(Newser) - The husband of a Yukon woman killed in a bear attack last year has been horrified to discover that it was his own bullet that killed her. Claudia Huber's husband, Matthias Liniger, fired at the bear as it dragged her away during the October 2014 attack, and Yukon Chief... More »

Yellowstone Euthanizes Bear That Killed Hiker

Rangers hope to spare her 2 cubs

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park officials euthanized a grizzly bear today after DNA tests confirmed it attacked and killed a hiker last week, a park spokeswoman said. The adult female bear was killed because it had eaten part of the Montana man's body and hid the rest, which is not normal... More »

Yellowstone Traps Bear Believed to Have Killed Hiker

They're still looking for cub; both may be killed

(Newser) - Yellowstone biologists have caught a female grizzly near the site where an experienced hiker was mauled to death last week. If tests confirms she's the one, the bear will be killed, reports the Billings Gazette . Authorities are still looking for a cub believed to have been with her during... More »

Yellowstone Hiker Mauled to Death by Grizzly

Montana man found Friday; evidence points to mama, cub

(Newser) - A Montana hiker found dead in Yellowstone National Park was the victim of a bear mauling, reports the AP , and tracks and evidence indicate that at least an adult female and a cub were involved. The man's name was not released and won't be until next of kin... More »

Grizzlies Waking Up Early in Yellowstone

Or at least one has, about a month ahead of schedule

(Newser) - Visitors to Yellowstone in February typically don't need to worry about coming across grizzly bears. This year, however, they should be sure to pack the bear spray: Park officials say they spotted a grizzly feasting on a bison carcass on Feb. 9, roughly a month earlier than usual, reports... More »

Guy Survives Getting Mauled by Bear, Shot by Friend

Rescue attempt goes wrong

(Newser) - A hunter in British Columbia was being attacked by a grizzly bear when his hunting partner came to his rescue—only to accidentally shoot him. Despite the really bad day, it seems his injuries aren't life-threatening, the National Post reports. The 56-year-old, whose name is given as Wilf Lloyd... More »

Wildlife Rarity: Mama Bear Adopts Abandoned Cub

After real mother ran off with boyfriend, 'supermom' steps in

(Newser) - An Alaskan brown bear that had already rescued one cub after it broke its leg has once more become Katmai National Park and Preserve's resident hero. Holly—officially known as "brown bear 435" but described by park rangers as "supermom"—took in an abandoned grizzly cub... More »

Man, 66, Walks Half a Mile After Grizzly Mauling

Another bear crashes 1-year-old's birthday party

(Newser) - A 66-year-old Alaska man survived a grizzly bear mauling and was able to walk 900 yards—that's half a mile—to his homestead despite serious injuries. In the attack earlier this week, Andre Siegenthaler "suffered bites to his right hip area, both shoulders, and arms; his left cheek... More »

Grizzly Bear 'Went to Town' on Me, Says Survivor

Jessica Gamboa describes her encounter with a mama grizzly

(Newser) - Jessica Gamboa was out on a training run for a half-marathon, but she ended up faced with a far more difficult journey: walking two miles after a May 18 bear attack . Gamboa, 25, was running with her husband—a soldier at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson—when she saw a... More »

Feeling Fat? Grizzly Bears May Be Able to Help

Scientist studies grizzlies to see how they eat so much

(Newser) - Ready to get jealous? Grizzly bears can put on 100 pounds or more by wolfing down food before hibernation, without clogging arteries or becoming diabetic. And they can ingest up to 58,000 calories a day and weigh 1,000 pounds without anyone saying anything. Which is exactly why one... More »

Four People Hurt in Grizzly Bear Attacks

Hikers, federal workers stumble on unlucky encounters

(Newser) - Unlucky hikers and forest workers fought with grizzly bears today but walked away with only a few bite and claw wounds, the Los Angeles Times reports. In one incident, four hikers were walking a Yellowstone National Park trail when they encountered a cub; its mom, a sow grizzly, soon lunged... More »

Man Killed Cleaning Grizzly Bear Enclosure

'Tame' animal attacked worker at Montana wildlife agency

(Newser) - A worker at a Montana wildlife casting agency was mauled to death by at least one grizzly bear while cleaning the captive-bred animals' enclosure. One grizzly bear had to be put down in order to recover the 24-year-old man's body, a spokesman for Animals of Montana tells the Bozeman ... More »

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