Bears

First 2021 Yellowstone bear incident reported

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The first 2021 Yellowstone bear incident has been reported to National Park Service officials, as a solo hiker was attacked while hiking on Beaver Ponds Trail at Mammoth Hot Springs.

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First Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 in the books

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It’s a sure sign of spring: the first Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 is in the books, as one was spotted in the northern part of the park by a pilot supporting park wildlife studies.

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Protections to be debated for Yellowstone-area grizzlies

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the appeal of a decision restoring Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzlies, permanently ending planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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More Yellowstone Wildlife Incidents, This Time Involving Black Bears

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After several more Yellowstone wildlife incidents involving black bears, National Park Service officials are asking visitors to exercise more caution when handling food at campsites.

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Feds: Reverse Decision to Maintain Yellowstone Grizzlies Protections

Federal lawyers argued to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that Yellowstone grizzlies protections should be removed, saying removal of Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears from Endangered Species Act safeguards was warranted.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Research Operations Launch Next Week

Biologists with the National Park Service and Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31.

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Protections Restored for Yellowstone-Area Grizzly Bears

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen restored Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, and in the process permanently ended planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.

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Judge Extends Ban on Yellowstone Grizzly Hunts

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen extended a temporary restraining order that blocks a Yellowstone-area grizzly trophy hunt in Idaho and Wyoming, as the legal debate continues over federal delisting of the bears from endangered status and turning management over to the states.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt Blocked – For Now

A proposed Yellowstone grizzly hunt in Idaho and Wyoming was blocked for two weeks by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who ruled more consideration was needed about the decision to delist the bears by the federal government and turn management over to the states.

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Female Grizzly With Cub Identified in Recent Yellowstone Bear Attack

Rangers have determined a female grizzly with at least one cub or yearling was responsible for yesterday’s Yellowstone bear attack, but no further action will be taken.

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