U.S. won’t restore grizzly bear protections near Yellowstone National Park

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning grizzly management over to states that are now planning public hunts for the animals, according to an announcement Friday in in the Federal Register.

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Montana Grizzly is Put to the Test with an Electrified Deer

A persistent and clever grizzly outsmarts a strange experiment to deter his fellow bears.
One researcher in Montana wanted to find out if an electrified deer carcass could serve as a grizzly bear deterrent. The findings weren’t all that surprising: grizzlies are incredibly persistent, if nothing else.

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Grizzly bears spotted along Rocky Mountain Front

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Mike Madel said Tuesday that based on reported sightings and footprints, he estimates four or five bears are out.

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Trump Admin Stripping Yellowstone Grizzly of ‘Endangered’ Protection, Opening Door for Hunting

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced June 22, 2017, that it has finalized its plan to rescind Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), and turn management of the iconic creature over to three western states — Idaho, Wyoming and Montana — all red states legendary for their predator hunts and even “wolf-killing derbies.”

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Montana won’t allow Yellowstone grizzly hunting this year

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Thursday that it won’t ask the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to approve a hunting season for the recently delisted Yellowstone grizzly bears this year.

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WHEN ARE GRIZZLY BEARS AWAKE & WHEN DO THEY SLEEP

In the minds of most humans, wintertime is considered nap time for grizzly bears. With all that time spent sleeping, you’d think that a grizzly wouldn’t need to take a break at all during the rest of the year. But grizzly bears’ body clocks are set in sync with the seasons. The day’s length, weather and food availability tell a grizzly when it’s time to sleep.

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