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by billandkaren
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Grizzly delisting faces big hurdles
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Grizzly delisting faces big hurdles

Thanks for the updates. Good reading.

Bill
by billandkaren
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?

I'd say that's a reasonable question to ask. And to go even a bit farther, are they intelligent enough to be cognizant of when and where they need to be afraid of humans? IOW, are they smart enough to learn that when they are in YNP, humans are not a threat, but when they stray outside the park, hu...
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Another Reason not to Hunt Grizzlies?

I believe there may be another consequence of hunting grizzlies that no one has mentioned, at least in the articles I have read on the subject. Bears, and particularly grizzlies are very intelligent animals. They have "learned" over the past 44 years that humans in general are not a threat, especial...
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Spring 2018 Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Spring 2018 Photos

Beautiful shots. Way to cheer up the dog days of August ;)

Bill
by billandkaren
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We appreciate the heads up regarding the Bacon Rind fire. We were unaware of it as we had to cut our stay at our Idaho place short this summer. The link will be a big help to us to keep informed. We hiked the Bacon Rind trail in June and really enjoyed the beauty along with seeing a huge grizzly tra...
by billandkaren
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

Thanks, Yellvet, for your response. It helps me to know that my reaction was not way off. I have read accounts of the bear attacks you referred to and have a healthy respect for the bears. We always carry bear spray and try to follow proper protocol when we are hiking in bear country. I wondered if ...
by billandkaren
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?

I was there Labor Day weekend last year and we were treated to a grizzly bear confrontation in Hayden over a carcass. We also saw several black bears up along Dunraven. One scrambled up a pine tree to eat the pine cones. The bison rut was pretty much done. The park was crowded but not as bad as in l...
by billandkaren
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

You probably got a summer intern that really did not want to be there, much less help. That sounds like a possibility. And maybe I shouldn't have worried about it. I think the rangers in Yellowstone and Teton are a bit over-the-top sometimes. I just wondered if the rangers in Glacier were less conc...
by billandkaren
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from our 25th anniversary trip to Glacier (MT), Banff, and Jasper. We had never been to any of these parks and it truly was a trip of a lifetime. We had our first ever meeting of bears on a trail in Glacier, and a subsequent conversation with a park ranger left...
by billandkaren
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from our 25th anniversary trip to Glacier (MT), Banff, and Jasper. We had never been to any of these parks and it truly was a trip of a lifetime. We had our first ever meeting of bears on a trail in Glacier, and a subsequent conversation with a park ranger left...