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Grizzly involved in Idaho hunter attack likely defending cubs

A few grizzly bears have been spotted emerging from hibernation in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho wildlife officials say their investigation into a recent grizzly bear attack on a hunter near Yellowstone National Park has determined the incident was likely the result of a surprise encounter in which a mother bear was defending her three cubs. A 55-year-old man from Idaho Falls was treated and released Monday after a grizzly bear bit his left hand. The man had been bowhunting for elk in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in the vicinity of Yale Creek, about 15 miles west of Yellowstone. Continue Reading →

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Shutdown Alternatives: The Next Best Things in Idaho

Mist from Upper Mesa Falls in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho keeps the surrounding area green despite fall colors emerging across the region.

Nothing quite matches the unique experiences you can have in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but these ideas represent the Next Best Things in nearby communities. Laurie McConnell, a spokeswoman for Idaho Tourism, offers a few of her picks for the Next Best Things to see and do in and around southeastern Idaho. Continue Reading →

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Man bitten by grizzly bear during study of Island Park habitat near Yellowstone

A wildlife technician was bitten by a grizzly bear Monday while gathering habitat data in Island Park, Idaho, west of Yellowstone National Park. While gathering data as part of a grizzly bear habitat research project, Brett Panting, a wildlife technician working for the Wildlife Conservation Society was bitten by a grizzly bear during a surprise encounter. Continue Reading →

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