Tag Archives: Yellowstone

Scarface: In the end, the end was a bullet

A bullet stopped Scarface. The famously recognizable grizzly bear with a fan base in Yellowstone was a 25-year-old elder in declining health. Given that fewer than five percent of male bears born in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive to age 25, he’d already beaten … Continue reading

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Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear delisting: Have your say

As I write, over 400 comments have been recorded by the US Fish & Wildlife Service on its proposal to delist the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bears from Endangered Species Act protection. That’s 400+ comments in the first 10 … Continue reading

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Bear 399: Delisting the grizzly you know

(UPDATE: May 10, 2016 deadline to submit comments on delisting. Access all related documents and find comment link here.) We humans don’t relate well to nonhuman animals at the population level–so goes the theory. But give us the particulars about … Continue reading

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A human-bear tragedy in Yellowstone

  A 63-year-old male hiker is dead, killed and partially consumed by a grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park.  A 259-pound mother grizzly, who was at least 15 years old, is also dead, killed by the caretakers of her … Continue reading

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Yellowstone wildlife sent to slaughter; calling all buffalo warriors

Dear Americans: You’re busy, I know. You’re busy working and playing and doing a million crazy, diverse things that Americans do in our big, crazy, diverse country. That’s just who we are, and that’s what makes us awesome. But right … Continue reading

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Of bison and betrayal

Anyone who’s ever carried a wild bison’s heart into a governor’s office belongs to a small and select club. James St. Goddard, a Blackfeet spiritual leader from Montana, is the latest inductee, and–for all I know–the only member. Mr. St. Goddard … Continue reading

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A tale of two wildlife babies–and human motives for good and bad

A newborn moose calf. A fast-moving river swollen with spring runoff. But for the presence of humans willing to intervene–a fishing outfitter and his client–the calf’s probable drowning in Montana’s Big Hole River would have passed unnoticed. Mom Moose–she herself … Continue reading

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