grizzly bears

Montana Hunter Recovering After Grizzly Bear Attack

Nov 13, 2018
Grizzly bear. File photo.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana elk hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear is recovering at a hospital.

Anders Broste tells the Daily Inter Lake newspaper Monday that he thinks he surprised the bear Sunday morning.

Grizzly bear, file photo.

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear with poor golf etiquette, including breaking flag sticks and not replacing his divots, has been captured and relocated away from a western Montana golf course.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee says bear spray is one of the best ways to prevent or end a bear attack.
Courtesy Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

Montana’s wildlife agency is being asked to consider requiring hunters to carry bear spray while hunting in Western Montana.

Missoula’s Mike Bader say too many Montana hunters don’t carry bear spray and he believes the time has come to make it mandatory.

Grizzly bears roam near Polebridge seeking food sources.
Courtesy MontanaFWP

Two yearling grizzly bears were euthanized near Polebridge on Sunday, as bears venture closer to people at a time when they’re trying to pack on calories for hibernation.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Dillon Tabish says the bears broke into a yurt, a cooler, garbage, a vehicle and a trailer.

Grizzly Bear Attacks Hunter Near Yellowstone Park

Oct 15, 2018
Grizzly bear.

A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday.

Two Dot is in Wheatland County, between White Sulpher Springs and Harlowton
Mike Cline

A grizzly bear killed a cow calf early this week near Two Dot in central Montana, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

“It’s in an area that bears haven’t been for several decades,” says FWP Spokesperson Greg Lemon.

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.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear Biologist Cecily Costello at the Wednesday meeting
Nick Mott

Editor’s Note: After this story aired, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks contacted us about how we characterized the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem’s grizzly bear conservation strategy. See the * below for clarification.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is going ahead with business as usual on a rule related to removing grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park from the endangered species list.

Longtime grizzly advocate Mike Bader presents at a letter-writing meetup for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' new grizzly rule.
Nick Mott / MTPR

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) says Monday’s federal ruling to put grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park back on the Endangered Species List will not affect the agency’s work on a new rule that will dictate how Montana will manage grizzlies in and around Glacier National Park if that population is removed from the Endangered Species List.

Grizzly bear.
Flickr user Nathan Rupert


The U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service must return grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park to the Endangered Species List, a federal judge in Missoula ordered today.

The Yellowstone-area grizzly was removed from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act last year. Grizzlies in the lower 48 have been listed as “threatened” since 1975.