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Yellowstone News • Re: Feeding Grizzlies

No eye witness to the feeding. She was ID'd up there the day before with 2 COY.
Report states a grizzly bluff charged people.
So, am I positive, No. I think it's highly likely it was her.

Statistics: Posted by Steve — Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:44 pm


Author: Steve
Posted: August 19, 2019, 12:44 am

Yellowstone News • Re: Feeding Grizzlies

Do you have some information from a different source that 610 was being fed, because that's not what the article says.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:08 pm


Author: RikWriter
Posted: August 19, 2019, 12:08 am

Yellowstone News • Feeding Grizzlies

People were feeding #610 and cubs up on Signal Mt. in GTNP. Would not be surprised at all if they have to put her down now.
https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/fee ... llegal.htm

Statistics: Posted by Steve — Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:31 pm


Author: Steve
Posted: August 18, 2019, 11:31 pm

Yellowstone News • Re: Yellowstone Grizzlies Restored to Protected Species List

Several western state politicians seem none-too-happy with the decision. :x :x

https://www.prescottenews.com/index.php ... S0t61gNM0M

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:38 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: July 31, 2019, 5:38 pm

Yellowstone News • Yellowstone Grizzlies Restored to Protected Species List

Read more here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-restores-y ... 05062.html

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:12 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: July 31, 2019, 2:12 pm

Yellowstone News • Re: New Thermal Area

tlveik wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Interesting. Reading that article reminded me that I have an infrared thermometer. I should bring that with me when I come out.

Tom
I've done that. It was interesting and people around me found it fascinating. Mostly 180s-190s, IIRC. I forgot it the last two trips though.

Statistics: Posted by Mike W. — Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:46 pm


Author: Mike W.
Posted: July 29, 2019, 4:46 am

Yellowstone News • Girl thrown by Bison

All over the 'net, for a day. A 9 year old girl was charged and thrown by a bison near Observation Point Trail.
“According to witnesses, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before eventually causing the bison to charge the group,” the National Park Service wrote in a news release.
Easy for me to say from here, but the little girl did not appear to be seriously injured. Although she fell, she literally landed on her feet. Some reports said the Bison was being petted for a while beforehand.

On the other hand, it's not always possible to keep your distance from the big guys. A couple of times I've been standing and a Bison has walked over a rise within 10 feet of me. Once behind me so I didn't even know it was there until I turned around. So I just stood there and let them do their thing and they meandered away. What really upset me is I'm a picture taking fool and I figured I ought to just stand there and not take pictures.

Statistics: Posted by Mike W. — Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:38 pm


Author: Mike W.
Posted: July 29, 2019, 4:38 am

Yellowstone News • Re: Felicia's Fate: The Trials of a Grizzly Bear Mom

Thanks for the happy news! We just missed seeing the cub last week as it was wandering near the highway. It still has an uphill battle though, being so small. And Felicia does not seem to be the best mother. When we were watching them in June, Felicia growled and snapped at the cub for no apparent reason. But let's root for the best! Maybe she can learn on the fly.

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: July 20, 2019, 3:57 am

Yellowstone News • Re: Felicia's Fate: The Trials of a Grizzly Bear Mom

Felicia and Pepper have found each other again! Lengthy article in Jackson Hole News (with photo) here:


https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/env ... 9c4d0.html

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:06 pm

Yellowstone News • Re: Felicia's Fate: The Trials of a Grizzly Bear Mom

Jeff, Thank you for posting the article. Very well-written and informative, confirming many of my thoughts and concerns about the long-term situation with the bears (and also the wolves). I give British Columbia some credit for simply outlawing the hunting of grizzly Bears on philosophical grounds of it being immoral to trophy hunt grizzlies. I know there are other opinions and I respect certain aspects of those who think differently (or at least try to). But as a society we need to start moving away from the archaic mentality that all critters are varmints, and it's pleasurable to kill the apex predators.

As the article points out the situation is complex. But I love the idea of bear rangers who volunteer to help manage the situation with roadside bears. I would be willing to help, as I'm able to.

Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:37 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: July 6, 2019, 4:37 am

Yellowstone News • Re: Felicia's Fate: The Trials of a Grizzly Bear Mom

Also at for those that don't do Facebook:

https://www.grizzlytimes.org/single-pos ... y-Bear-Mom

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:22 am


Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 30, 2019, 1:22 pm

Yellowstone News • Grizzly bears relocated other national parks

Lawsuit Filed to Force Trump Administration to Expand, Update Plan for Grizzly Bear Recovery
https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/ ... 019-06-27/

https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-r ... a7902.html

Statistics: Posted by FavParks — Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:11 pm


Author: FavParks
Posted: June 30, 2019, 4:11 am

Yellowstone News • Grizzly bears relocated other national parks

Lawsuit Filed to Force Trump Administration to Expand, Update Plan for Grizzly Bear Recovery
https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/ ... 019-06-27/

https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-r ... a7902.html

Statistics: Posted by FavParks — Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:11 pm


Author: FavParks
Posted: June 30, 2019, 4:11 am

Yellowstone News • Felicia's Fate: The Trials of a Grizzly Bear Mom

For those who would like to know more about poor Felicia's (the grizzly sow) life this is a decent article (regardless of whether you agree with the author's political views).

https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyTimes/p ... =3&theater

Statistics: Posted by FavParks — Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:23 pm


Author: FavParks
Posted: June 29, 2019, 2:23 am

Yellowstone News • Re: Good News On Soda Butte Creek Cleanup

That's great news about Soda Butte, Mike. It's one of my most favorite fly fishing streams in the Park. Good to hear that it's on the road to recovery.

As to the halt of mining in the Paradise Valley, I sent an email not long ago to Jon Tester (our senator) to thank him for introducing and pushing through the bill in Congress that prohibits hard rock mining in the Paradise Valley. The Mine near my house wanted to expand its mining operation. While the Mine is the #1 tax payer and employer in our County, sadly, most people don't have a clue on how destructive a hard rock mining operation can be, not only to the environment but, more importantly, how detrimental it can be to the health of the local human and wildlife residents who live there. Jon has always been a hard line democrat. So we haven't agreed on much over the years. But when Jon introduced and pushed the bill through Congress that saved the Paradise Valley from mining, I jumped for joy....no kidding. In fact, I was so ecstatic that I sent Jon an email to thank him for all his efforts to help protect and preserve the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. When it comes to Yellowstone and its extended treasures in the gateway communities, politics are put aside. Montanans will always pull together in a united effort to help save, protect and preserve what they hold dear to their hearts...YELLOWSTONE. What Jon did for all the folks who love Yellowstone and the Paradise Valley, made me proud to be a Montanan and grateful that we have a senator like Jon Tester to represent us. Heck, if he continues down this path of doing good, I might even consider voting for him in the next election. :lol:

Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:53 pm


Author: yellvet
Posted: April 28, 2019, 9:53 pm