Grizzlies In the News

Oct 1, 2018 | Grizzly Bears In the News

two grizzly bears in a hay field eating grass
A selection of articles featuring grizzly bears.

Judge returns Yellowstone grizzly bears to endangered species list
Billings Gazette, September 24, 2018

Federal judge orders two-week delay in grizzly hunts
Missoulian, August 30, 2018

Game warden cleared in grizzly shooting
Cody Enterprise, 6/17/18

Don’t put grizzlies in the crosshairs
Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, 6/11/18

Federal judge in Missoula speeds up grizzly lawsuit ahead of fall hunting seasons
Missoulian, 3/14/18

Grizzly bear expert Doug Peacock’s latest writing in the Daily Beast goes after the NRA and Safari Club’s motives for intervening in the Yellowstone grizzly delisting case. In addition to demolishing the NRA and Safari Club’s legal arguments, the article questions the entirety of the morality of trophy hunting in the 21st century.

The NRA and the Safari Club Are Gunning for Grizzlies
Daily Beast, 03/12/18

Public lands, wilderness even our national parks are openly under attack for exploitation.
A Trojan Horse Threatens the Nation’s Parks
New York Times, 1/18/18

Is Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bear Population Doomed?
Men’s Journal, Doug Peacock, June 27, 2017

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection
New York Times, Jim Robbins, June 22, 2017

Doug Peacock‘s comments on the New York Times piece by Jim Robbins:
“In this surprisingly myopic (because JR is a good reporter) article, the NYT drops in FWS agency numbers as if they were hallowed text instead of the bullshit they are. That grizzlies eat 265 species of food is not an argument to say the bears will not be affected by climate change, but an indication of griz desperately seeking nutrition in a habitat already negatively stressed by global warming. And cubs reaching “an average of 30:”In the Yellowstone ecosystem, there have been 80-some “known” dead griz the past two years. Not a bear in a dozen reaches the age of 30. Check the official average age of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. The biggest, much repeated whopper—and a meaningless number– is 134 or “less than 150,” denoting the exact number of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area in 1975. I spent almost 4 months in 1975 living in the backcountry of Yellowstone Park, checking in with the Chief Ranger in early April and Park Biologist Mary Meagher a few days later. I didn’t see anybody else in the forest all year. I don’t know how many griz lived there in 1975 and neither does anyone else, including Chris Servheen who made up this silly number. The Fish & Wildlife Service’s entire argument is rooted in the deception of fictional numbers. When you start measuring griz deaths again bear births, that’s reality.
As Edward Abbey used to say: Hubris, Douglas, hubris.”

5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
High Country News, June 22, 2017

The Grizzly Man’s Last Stand
Rick Bass, Men’s Journal – May 2017