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Grizzlies Emerging

posted Mar 5, 2012, 8:59 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 11:05 PM by YC Bear Hunters ]

Food storage regulations are now in effect on the Shoshone National Forest near Cody. Reports of grizzly bears are coming in from both the North and South Fork of the Shoshoni River near Cody.

Mark Brucino, a bear management conflict supervisor with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said he has received three reports of grizzly tracks at lower elevations along the North Fork of the Shoshone River on the Shoshone National Forest.

He said it’s typical to get a few early bears out at this time of year, males in particular. Females with cubs don’t generally emerge until late April or early May, he said.

“They’re pretty lethargic and there’s not a lot to eat,” Brucino said. “The first thing they do is take advantage of winter kill, but it’s been a mild winter, so there’s probably not much out there.”

Brucino said early bears may also try to kill weakened or injured animals.

“It’s not a great time of year for them to find food,” he said. “They do a lot of laying around. It takes time for them to get their metabolism to ramp up.”

Read more: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming-grizzly-bears-trickling-out-of-hibernation/article_1629785d-bf76-54d2-804e-e3fdc7e03d18.html#ixzz1oGK3fUIu

Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety

posted Mar 5, 2012, 6:38 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 11:06 PM by YC Bear Hunters ]

If you're not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country" seminars.

The purpose of the seminars is to increase awareness and understanding of bears, mountain lions, and wolves by providing participants with information and tools they can use to prevent conflicts and avoid dangerous encounters.


March 15

Big Horn Federal Bank, Cody

6:30-8:30 pm


March 7

Gillette College, Presentation Hall

6-8 pm

Green River

March 8

WGFD Regional Office, Green River

6-9 pm


April 26

Snow King Resort

6:30-9 pm


April 3

WGFD Regional Office, Lander

6-8 pm


March 14

Marbleton Town Hall

6:30-9 pm


March 24

USDA Forest Service Office

1-3 pm


March 29

Big Horn Federal Bank, Thermopolis

6:30-8:30 pm

Wyoming meetings to set seasons

posted Mar 5, 2012, 6:10 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 11:07 PM by YC Bear Hunters ]

Public meetings will be held in Wyoming to discuss proposed 2012 hunting seasons

Dates and locations are:

March in Pinedale (March 24)
Jackson (March 26)
Worland (March 27)
Sheridan (March 28)
Laramie (March 28)
Riverton (March 28)
Casper (March 29)
Green River (March 29).

CSI Style Bust in Wyoming

posted Feb 16, 2012, 7:28 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 11:06 PM by YC Bear Hunters ]

One reason I feel these folks in most Game and Fish Agencies are underpaid.  Check out the work on this case.  Those guys with boots on the ground are truly protecting our wildlife and our heritage!

Man Justified in Grizzly Killing

posted Dec 22, 2011, 7:35 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Dec 22, 2011, 7:35 AM by YC Bear Hunters ]

A Libby, Montana man was justified in killing a Grizzly bear near his home in November.  The man was coming home from a hunting trip when he came across the bear near his house. He shot the bear from the hip at 10 yards.  Click link for more info

Montana Wrangler on Letterman

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:24 AM by YC Bear Hunters   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 7:26 AM ]

A wrangle for a Montana Outfitter will appear on letterman to discuss how she saved the life of a 8 year old boy.  The boy and his horse was charge by a grizzly bear on July 30th and Erin Bolster and her horse Tonk stepped in.  Check out the article in the Missoulian.

Idaho Hunter Mauled by Bear

posted Sep 26, 2011, 8:38 AM by YC Bear Hunters   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 8:40 AM ]

An Idaho hunter who was thought to have awoke a resting bear is recovering from injuries sustained in an attack. The hunters partner was able to use pepper spray to deter further attack and they left area.  They are in the process of collecting hair samples for DNA testing.

Bow Hunter Survives Bear Attack

posted Sep 26, 2011, 8:35 AM by YC Bear Hunters   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 8:37 AM ]

A Montana bow hunter has survived a grizzly attack in the Gallatin Canyon are near Bozeman.  Check out the link

Grizzly Kills Hunter In Idaho

posted Sep 16, 2011, 5:25 PM by YC Bear Hunters   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 5:30 PM ]

Sad news out of Idaho, A hunter was killed by a grizzly bear in the Northern part of the state. Boundry County Idaho near NorthWest Montana Border.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the hunters family.  Idaho has had a increasing number of problems this year.  Not long ago a Idaho rancher was fined for killing a Grizzly bear who threatened his family.  Irony?
Click the clink for release

Grizzly Killed Near Redlodge

posted Sep 14, 2011, 6:15 AM by Joe Kondelis   [ updated Sep 14, 2011, 6:17 AM by YC Bear Hunters ]

A grizzly bear who was trapped near Cody, WY and then transplanted to Dubois, WY (90 Miles SW) was killed for cattle depredation near Wyoming.  The bear was a 2 time cattle killer which brought about the euthanization. 
Check out this article in the Billings Gazette

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