OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say a Washington state man remains in stable condition and two New Mexico men have been treated and released after back-to-back grizzly bear attacks in the...
3 hunters injured in 2 Montana grizzly attacks
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials...
Montanans urged to pick backyard fruit, discourage bears
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.
Bear hunt enters end of busy stretch while others get going
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bear hunt is entering the final few busy days of the season just as other fall game seasons get going.
The busiest part of the bear hunt is the stretch in which...
Wyoming national park closes road to protect hungry bear
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming national park has announced a partial road closure to protect a grizzly bear eating berries on the side of the road.
France bans shows by ailing bear following abuse complaints
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying the animal in public shows after an inspection found that it suffered from severe health problems and was...
Judge bans bear poachers from hunting, entering US forests
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has banned two men found guilty of bear poaching from hunting anywhere or entering any national forest for two years.
Colorado man bitten by black bear shot by hunting partner
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man was injured when he was bitten by a bear that had been shot by his hunting partner.
The Durango Herald reports the man and a woman encountered the male...
House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move...
Female grizzly euthanized for getting grain from buildings
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials euthanized a female grizzly bear and relocated two of her three cubs after they broke into structures in the Seeley-Swan Valley to get...
Montana grizzly bear euthanized after raiding occupied camps
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult male grizzly bear has been euthanized after raiding occupied camps in Montana.
KFBB-TV reports the bear weighing about 300 pounds (136 kilograms) was put...
Black bear bites woman’s ankle in Longwood gated community
LAKEWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman was bitten on the ankle by a black bear outside her home.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says she was...
Colorado bear likely caused cub’s accidental dumpster death
DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say a mother bear may have caused a dumpster to tip over and accidentally kill her cub.
The Denver Post reports a bear was likely climbing into or...
Grizzly with cubs mauls Alaska hunter; partner shoots sow
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hunter is recovering from a mauling by a grizzly.
Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain says the injured hunter was with a partner Friday in the...
Maine seasons for bear, deer in swing; moose, turkey soon
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting seasons will soon get into high gear, and the state's seasons for deer and bear are already in swing.
Early bear hunting season opens in part of upstate New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Early bear hunting season is open in some southeastern parts of upstate New York.
State environmental officials say early bear season started Saturday and runs through...
Black bear killed early Thursday morning in Billings
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife managers have killed a black bear that had been running around residential areas on the south side of Billings.
Black bear kills Minnesota woman in Canada in rare attack
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A black bear has killed a Minnesota woman on a secluded island in Canadian waters in an attack that experts call extremely rare.
Grizzly bear euthanized for killing livestock in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife managers have euthanized a large male grizzly bear southeast of Red Lodge for killing livestock.
The bear, estimated to be 8 years old and weighing...
Vermont’s bear hunting season gets underway
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's bear hunting season is getting underway and officials are reminding successful hunters to submit a bear tooth so the state can collect information on the bear...
California deputies rescue wailing bear trapped in dumpster
KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) — When a late-night trip to a trash container left a wailing bear cub stuck inside near a Lake Tahoe motel, deputies were called upon to help the cub reunite with its...
The Latest: Bear put down after attack in Colorado home
PINE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a bear attack in a Colorado home (all times local):
A bear that is believed to have attacked a Colorado man after getting into his home on...
Colorado man attacked by hungry mother bear in home
PINE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a Colorado man was attacked by a hungry mother bear who got into his home but he managed to escape serious harm.
Euthanized black bear had roamed Joplin area for 2 weeks
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are defending the decision to euthanize a black bear that was captured last month in Joplin.
The Joplin Globe reports that the Missouri Department of...
Maine bear hunters get started amid growing population
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bears have been snooping around barrels of bait for weeks now, and they're soon to find out how all that free food got there in the first place.
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Maine’s young hunters ready for a bear of a day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual day for youth hunters to take to the woods in search of bears has arrived.
Saturday is Youth Bear Day. Licensed junior hunters in Maine are allowed to...
Bear that attacked person in Aspen is captured, killed
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — State wildlife officers say they trapped and killed a bear that attacked an Aspen restaurant manager.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday the bear was found in the...
Second bear sighted at University of Colorado Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Another bear was spotted at the University of Colorado Boulder days after wildlife officials captured a bear on the campus.
Wildfire near Prescott will affect some deer and bear hunts
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say a wildfire will affect some deer and bear hunts in Prescott National Forest.
Glacier National Park reopens trails after bear disruptions
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Glacier National Park has reopened three trails days after they were closed due to grizzly bear activity.
Bear attacks human in Aspen; 3rd incident in 3 months
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A bear has attacked a human in Aspen for the third time in three months, prompting wildlife officials to plead with people to keep garbage and other edibles secure from the...
Grizzly bear activity closes access to area in Glacier Park
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park has temporarily closed access to the Granite Park area due to grizzly bear activity.
Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous years.
Aggressive bears close portion of Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Part of Grand Teton National Park is temporarily closed due to aggressive bears.
Park officials say visitors fed bears Tuesday on Signal Mountain Summit Road. A female...
Survivors retell the story of Quake Lake 60 years later
EARTHQUAKE LAKE, Mont. (AP) — Anita Painter Thon remembers the dinner she ate the night everything changed. She and her twin sister — they'd just turned 12 — wanted hot dogs, but they couldn't...
Slovenia reports 2nd bear attack amid debate over culling
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hunter in Slovenia has been slightly injured when a bear attacked him in a forest in the Alpine nation's southwest region.
Grizzly euthanized for killing cattle near Wolf Creek
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife managers euthanized an adult male grizzly bear for killing cattle north of Wolf Creek, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Holter Dam.
Bear that bit 13-year-old Utah boy found and euthanized
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildlife officials say they have found and put to death a bear that bit a 13-year-old boy on his ear and cheek at a campground in eastern Utah.
Alaska scientists say polar bear encounters to increase
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska scientists say the chances of a polar bear encounter have increased after research reveals the bears are arriving on shore earlier and staying on land longer, a...
Bear brakes into house, leaves by pushing through a wall
DENVER (AP) — A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall "like the Kool-Aid Man."
Estes Park police say the break-in occurred Friday night...
Vermont’s bear hunting season starts in September
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Bear hunting season starts next month and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters about regulations that went into effect last year.
Bear attacks 13-year-old boy at campground near Moab
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials say they are still looking for the bear that attacked a 13-year-old boy at a campground in eastern Utah.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials are looking for a bear that showed no fear toward a hiker and chased one of his dogs on a Colorado Springs trail.
Forest Fire prevention icon Smokey Bear is turning 75
CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire.
The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in...
Michigan to host 75th birthday party for Smokey Bear
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — State and federal agencies are gearing up for a Michigan celebration of Smokey Bear's 75-year legacy of preventing forest fires.
Grizzly bear euthanized for killing calves, another shot
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say an aging grizzly bear was euthanized for killing calves along the Rocky Mountain Front, while hikers in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness...