grizzly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Man appeals Gov. Mead's denial of grizzly records http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/man-appeals-gov-meads-denial-grizzly-records <p>The Wyoming Supreme Court must decide whether Gov. Matt Mead was justified in withholding documents regarding grizzly bear management.</p><p></p><p>Grizzly activist Robert Aland has appealed a recent district court ruling that Mead was justified in withholding records.</p><p>Aland had asked Mead for records supporting his contention that the state's grizzly population is healthy enough that federal Endangered Species Act protections are no longer needed.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:15:40 +0000 The Associated Press 44153 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Man appeals Gov. Mead's denial of grizzly records Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-questions-yellowstone-grizzly-rebound <p>A new study suggests that flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections.</p><p></p><p>Lead author Daniel Doak of the University of Colorado says a major reason more bears have been counted in recent years is that more time is now spent counting bears. He says the population could be in decline even as officials consider revoking its threatened species status.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:17:08 +0000 The Associated Press 42748 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound Study: Cutthroat decline means grizzlies eat more elk http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-cutthroat-decline-means-grizzlies-eat-more-elk <p></p><p>A new study shows that the decline in native cutthroat trout has had dramatic impacts on the migratory elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Area.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Lead Researcher Arthur Middleton and others were studying the decline of elk herds in the region, and they determined that grizzly bears were playing a greater role in those deaths than they realized.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The illegal introduction of lake trout into Yellowstone Lake has harmed the cutthroat trout population.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:34:20 +0000 Bob Beck 40786 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study: Cutthroat decline means grizzlies eat more elk New rules for Grand Teton elk hunt seek to limit bear encounters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-rules-grand-teton-elk-hunt-seek-limit-bear-encounters <p></p><p>The National Park Service and the Game and Fish Department changed regulations for hunting elk in Grand Teton National Park. Part of the reason for these changes is to avoid contact between hunters and grizzly bears.</p><p>Last year a hunter participating in the annual elk reduction program shot and killed a grizzly in the park. In 2011, a grizzly mauled a hunter. Both encounters involved bears protecting animal carcasses.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:55:04 +0000 Luke Hammons 37946 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New rules for Grand Teton elk hunt seek to limit bear encounters No charges filed in grizzly killing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/no-charges-filed-grizzly-killing <p>The U.S. Attorney’s office has decided not to file criminal charges against hunters who killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park last year.</p><p>The hunters were participating in the annual elk reduction program when they shot the bear. But Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says investigators determined that they acted in self defense after the grizzly charged them. She says the hunters did the right thing after the bear died.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:29:51 +0000 Willow Belden 37694 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org No charges filed in grizzly killing Game and Fish urges hunters to be bear aware http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-urges-hunters-be-bear-aware <p>It’s hunting season, and in northwest Wyoming it’s also the time of year when bears – especially grizzlies – are more active as they prepare for the winter.&nbsp; Because of this, the Wyoming Game and Fish office in Cody is urging people to be cautious about bear encounters.&nbsp;</p><p>Spokeswoman Tara Teaschner says people should hunt with a partner, and if they get a kill, they need to be especially alert.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:17:47 +0000 Bob Beck 30652 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish urges hunters to be bear aware Grizzly killed in Grand Teton National Park http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grizzly-killed-grand-teton-national-park <p>A young Grizzly Bear and a mother antelope were killed Thursday in Grand Teton National Park on Highway 89, the park&rsquo;s main road.</p><p>The grizzly was killed when one car swerved to avoid another car and rolled, hitting and killing the bear that was by the side of the road. The driver was treated for minor injuries at Saint John&rsquo;s Hospital in Jackson. Another car hit an antelope near Gros Ventre Junction, and failed to report the collision. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says, drivers need to be extra aware when driving in the park.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:12:26 +0000 Madison Williams 25960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grizzly killed in Grand Teton National Park Game and Fish Officials Urge Hunters To Dispose Or Carcasses Properly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-officials-urge-hunters-dispose-or-carcasses-properly <p>The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish wants hunters to properly dispose of animal carcasses in landfills and not in the wild.</p><p>A Wyoming man was bitten by a weak, old grizzly bear while hunting near Cody last week.</p><p>Denny Hammer of the local Game and Fish office says the bear was unable to hunt and had dragged discarded carcasses to a dense area of willows where it made a day bed. The hunter surprised it when he passed, and the bear bit his leg. The man remained hospitalized for two days. Hammer says Game and Fish trapped and euthanized the bear.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 01:15:20 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 15202 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish Officials Urge Hunters To Dispose Or Carcasses Properly