Grizzly Bears http://www.kplu.org en Victim in grizzly attack was shot by friend trying to save him http://www.kplu.org/post/victim-grizzly-attack-was-shot-friend-trying-save-him <p>BILLINGS, Mont. &mdash; Authorities say a hunter attacked by a grizzly in a Montana forest was killed not by the bear, but by a gunshot fired by a companion trying to save him.</p><p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 23:32:38 +0000 The Associated Press 2721 at http://www.kplu.org Grizzly kills man in Montana http://www.kplu.org/post/grizzly-kills-man-montana <p>Wildlife agents are investigating a grizzly bear attack that left one man dead on the north end of the Idaho-Montana border. Mike Weland is a spokesman for the Boundary County Sheriff Department in north Idaho. He says the man was attacked while hunting on Buckhorn Mountain, near the Canadian border.</p><p>&ldquo;The hunter&#39;s partner did shoot and kill the bear while the attack was in progress, but he was too late to save his partner,&rdquo; Weland said.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:40:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2654 at http://www.kplu.org Critics call grizzly self-defense bill redundant http://www.kplu.org/post/critics-call-grizzly-self-defense-bill-redundant <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; Congress is set to renew the Endangered Species Act this fall. One of the hot button debates emerging in the nation&rsquo;s capital revolves around the killing of a north Idaho grizzly bear.</p><p>Idaho&rsquo;s congressional delegation has introduced a bill on the issue that critics call redundant.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:56:13 +0000 Northwest News Network 2648 at http://www.kplu.org Critics call grizzly self-defense bill redundant Idaho grizzly bear case ends with no charges, politicians unsatisfied http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-grizzly-bear-case-ends-no-charges-politicians-unsatisfied <p>The north Idaho man who shot a grizzly bear is off the hook but Idaho&#39;s top politicians aren&#39;t dropping their beef with the Endangered Species Act. Federal prosecutors decided not to pursue a criminal case against the man who said he was protecting his family against a grizzly bear.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:15:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2589 at http://www.kplu.org Grizzly bear case inspires politicos to take shots at federal regs http://www.kplu.org/post/grizzly-bear-case-inspires-politicos-take-shots-federal-regs <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984024.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984024.mp3</a></p><p>More details are coming out about the north Idaho man accused of killing a grizzly bear on his property. That&#39;s spurring Idaho politicians to take aim at the federal government and the environmental regulations the man is accused of violating.</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:25:13 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2470 at http://www.kplu.org Grizzly bear case inspires politicos to take shots at federal regs More people plus more bears equals more bear attacks http://www.kplu.org/post/more-people-plus-more-bears-equals-more-bear-attacks <p>Wildlife experts say bear attacks are rising &ndash; but then, so is the number of people in bear country. Yellowstone National Park officials confirmed that a grizzly bear killed a hiker from Michigan. That&#39;s the second grizzly-caused death in the park this summer.</p><p>According to the Montana-based Center for Wildlife Information, run-ins with grizzly and black bears have increased in the last 20 years in North America. To some degree, that&#39;s expected. Bear populations have dramatically increased, and more people live and recreate in bear habitat now.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:17:07 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2469 at http://www.kplu.org More people plus more bears equals more bear attacks Grizzly bear killing in Idaho gets political http://www.kplu.org/post/grizzly-bear-killing-idaho-gets-political <p>Idaho politicians are questioning the federal government&#39;s decision to press charges against a man for killing a grizzly bear near his house. Governor Butch Otter sent a letter to the Department of the Interior asking Secretary Ken Salazar to look into the north Idaho case. Senator Mike Crapo is also pushing for answers from the Interior Department.</p><p>Thirty-three-year-old Jeremy Hill faces up to a year in prison and a $50,000 fine for killing a grizzly bear. The grizzly is a threatened species.</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:09:16 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2441 at http://www.kplu.org When is it legal to kill a grizzly bear? http://www.kplu.org/post/when-it-legal-kill-grizzly-bear <p>A north Idaho man could face fines and prison time for shooting a grizzly bear on his property. The animal is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act and federal law allows people to kill grizzlies only in certain situations.</p><p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:45:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2293 at http://www.kplu.org When is it legal to kill a grizzly bear? Seattle zoo's grizzly bear brothers are back online http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-zoos-grizzly-bear-brothers-are-back-online <p>Woodland Park Zoo&rsquo;s 17-year-old grizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali can be watched live online 24/7 through the zoo&rsquo;s partnership with Ustream, an internet live streaming service.</p><p>(You can also watch the video inside)</p><p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:39:50 +0000 Jake Ellison 2225 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle zoo's grizzly bear brothers are back online Photo confirms grizzly in Washington's N. Cascades http://www.kplu.org/post/photo-confirms-grizzly-washingtons-n-cascades <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a hiker&#39;s photo confirms a sighting of a grizzly bear in Washington state&#39;s North Cascades for the first time in perhaps half a century.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 22:00:19 +0000 The Associated Press 2003 at http://www.kplu.org Photo confirms grizzly in Washington's N. Cascades