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grizzly bears

A bear warning sign.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

A grizzly bear was detected in the Bitterroot National Forest about 15 miles west of Stevensville last week, according to a Montana FWP press release. Although there's no resident population of grizzlies in the Bitterroot, bear managers consider the area an important link between griz populations in the Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystems.

Glacier National Park Entrance At St. Mary
Glacier NPS

Glacier National Park officials say there has been no sign of a 66-year-old man who's been missing for over a week. The trail where he was last seen is closed because of grizzly bear activity.

Mark Sinclair of Whitefish was last seen on the Highline Trail on July 8 after leaving a vehicle with a dog inside at the Logan Pass parking lot.

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Planned races on trails in the heart of Northwest Montana’s grizzly habitat are reigniting a debate over adventure sports like mountain biking and ultrarunning in bear country.

Grizzly bear. Stock photo.
iStock

KELLY CREEK, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials are urging black bear hunters to choose their targets with care after a protected grizzly bear was spotted in north-central Idaho for the first time in a decade.

A hunting guide restocking a black bear baiting site encountered the 3-year-old male grizzly in the lower Kelly Creek area of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests earlier this month.

Coal train
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A family of grizzly bears was killed by two different trains near Glacier National Park earlier this month. 

An adult female was killed while grazing along train tracks about two miles east of Marias Pass early in the morning on June 6th. Later that day, her two yearling cubs, both males, were killed by another train in the same area.

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