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July 11, 2020

Charlie Russell had a magical way with grizzly bears.  In his presence, wild grizzlies seemed to shed their wariness of humans, some even napping beside him or leaving their offspring with him to tend. In the latest Grizzly Times podcast  Dr. Gay Bradshaw, author...

June 4, 2020

Grand Teton’s matriarch, Grizzly 399, is perhaps the most famous grizzly bear alive. And she has recently performed a miracle, emerging with four new cubs! If there ever was a mom capable of commanding this tiny but vivacious army, it is the maestro mother, bear 399.


May 20, 2020

Court hearings over the fate of grizzlies have always made me nervous, and the one on May 5th was no exception. For the second time in ten years, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on whether or not Yellowstone grizzlies should...

April 18, 2020

 Photo By Tom Mangelsen

Grizzlies are emerging from their winter isolation as most people den up in this strangest of times. More cautious than males, mother bears with new cubs are just now stirring after five months of seeming death.

We cannot help but be curious about...

December 16, 2019

In part one of this essay, I laid out the ingredients for successful coexistence with grizzly bears, and why we need more resources. Here I delve into the costs and some ideas for meeting funding needs.  

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative in thinkin...

November 30, 2019

This is the first of a two-part essay that delves into the complexities of grizzly bear coexistence, why we need more resources, and some options for generating new funds.

Airedales to deter grizzly bears from coming into camp? This was one of several novel recommendat...

October 20, 2019

 Two Narratives: A Vision of Oneness with Nature and the Bear Vs. Domination Over Nature, Embodied in St. Corbinian Subjugating a Bear to Carry His Luggage 

Harvest season is a time of abundance. From the earth’s gifts we bake apple pies, pickle beets, an...

September 22, 2019

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt recently aborted a planned trip to Montana to hear from farmers and ranchers seeking to boost federal budgets in order to kill more grizzlies, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front. Disappointed that Bernhardt didn’t show, Dave Mc...

June 30, 2019

For the last 30 years a view of the stunning Gallatin Range in southwestern Montana has greeted me nearly every morning. Our window looks out on three dark green hogbacks that link the broad belly of Paradise Valley to the spine of the Gallatin Mountains. Her expressio...

April 16, 2019

Photo courtesy of Aldo Leopold Foundation. Leopold family at the Shack, (back row) Aldo, Estella, Sr., Luna, Starker; (front row) Nina, Estella, Gus the dog (photo taken by Carl)

This week, Grizzly Times presents Episode 2 of a 4-part podcast featuring Estella Leopold,...

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