Rancher fined for killing grizzly; reward now up to $6,000 in Dupuyer, Montana area shooting

The Dupuyer case is the one of the giant grizzly bear (posted earlier)-

Rancher fined for killing grizzly; reward now up to $6,000 in Dupuyer area shooting. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer

Rocky Mountain Front grizzlies are in the river bottoms

Hunters and hikers should take special note-

This time of year, many grizzlies take to forested river bottoms that lead eastward out from the Front,* such as the Teton River, Sun River, etc.

River bottom grizzlies spark warnings to hunters. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune.

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*The Front is the name given the abrupt rise of the Rocky Mountains out of the plains of northwest central Montana.

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Grizzly bear decline alarms conservationists in Canada

Decline in salmon stocks is blamed for bears starving to death

The unsure fate of Grizzly bear populations might not be a concern that is limited to the lower 48 states.

Grizzly bear decline alarms conservationists in CanadaThe Guardian

A furious row has erupted in Canada with conservationists desperately lobbying the government to suspend the annual bear-hunting season following reports of a sudden drop in the numbers of wild bears spotted on salmon streams and key coastal areas where they would normally be feeding.

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