A grizzly bear feeding on an elk carcass charged a bow hunter over the holiday weekend, sending the man to the Madison Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, resulting in 90 stitches.
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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, part of the United States Geological Service, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, has started trapping grizzly bears in Southwest Montana for research. The IGBST started on June 13 with baiting and trapping operations in the Gravelly and Madison ranges in an effort to monitor grizzly populations in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Trapping will continue through July 31, according to a press release from the USGS.
On Oct. 20, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest lifted the closure of the Bear Creek area of the Madison Mountain Range southeast of Ennis.
The area was closed following the Oct. 1 human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on a recommendation from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Following the human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on Oct. 1, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek leading into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
A 50-year-old Bozeman man was scouting hunting locations about 3 miles up the North Fork Bear Creek outside of Cameron on Saturday morning when he spotted a sow grizzly bear with cubs.
More than 50 people gathered at the fire hall to learn about bear behavior, how to avoid encounters and what to do if an encounter happens.
Authorities have released very little information on a grizzly bear that was shot by a hunter in the southern end of the Madison Valley opening day of general big game season. The bear was a two-year old male and was shot and killed by a hunter Oct. 23, said Sam Sheppard, Region 3 Game Warden […]
Another archery hunter has survived a grizzly bear attack in the upper end of the West Fork of the Madison River in the southern Gravelly Mountains. This attack occurred early Friday afternoon in the Cascade Mountain area when two archery hunters surprised a sow bear with two cubs, said Sam Sheppard, region 3 warden captain […]
An archery hunter in the southern end of the Gravelly Mountains was attacked by a grizzly bear Sunday, but survived with limited injuries. Matt Menge from Bozeman was making his way back to his truck in the Fossil Creek area in the upper end of the West Fork of the Madison River drainage about 40 […]