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Grizzly bear recovery zones.
Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

State, federal and tribal wildlife officials are figuring out what returning Yellowstone-area grizzly bears to the endangered species list means for managing other populations of the animal.

'Field Notes:' Bull Snake Encounter

Oct 8, 2018
Bull snake, also known as a gopher snake.
iStock

One recent summer a group of friends and I floated the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho. On this eight day trip we rafted 100 miles through some of the wildest country in North America: a 2.5 million-acre wildland officially called the Frank-Church-River-of-No-Return Wilderness Area, a wilderness whose name is as out-sized as the area itself.

Bull bison in Yellowstone National Park
YellowstoneNPS-flickr (CC-BY-2.0)

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has proposed closing a popular, crowded bison hunting area near Yellowstone National Park to non-Indian hunters, and is taking public comment on the idea.

Grizzly bear.
Gregory Smith (CC-BY-SA-2)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials have blamed a pair of grizzly bears in the fatal mauling of a Wyoming hunting guide on Friday, marking the seventh suspected fatal attack by a grizzly in the Yellowstone region since 2010. More than 700 grizzlies live in the region that includes portions of three states around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The animals were removed from the federal list of threatened species last year. Public hunting for grizzlies was scheduled to start this month in Wyoming and Idaho. But it has been delayed by a federal judge.

Freight Train Kills Grizzly Bear Near West Glacier

Sep 14, 2018
Grizzly bear.
Flickr user Nathan Rupert

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a freight train struck and killed a 2-year-old grizzly bear near West Glacier.

The bear's death on Monday was noted because it had been fitted with a GPS collar after being trapped in May east of Bigfork. It was relocated to the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir.

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