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Grizzly Bears

A radio-collared grizzly trekked 2,800 miles through Montana and Idaho. Her trail shows the many places bears may soon inhabit as the species recovers - areas that haven’t had grizzlies for a century. 

Black bears used to cause havoc in Virginia City, but efforts to neutralize attractants changed that. Now, residents hope those efforts have prepared them for their next likely visitors - grizzlies.

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Grizzlies once roamed widely across the West until Euro-American settlers and explorers reduced their numbers out of spite and sport from 50,000 to an estimated 600 in less than 200 years.

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Brad Treat’s fatal bike collision with a grizzly illustrates the challenge of recreating in bear country. With both bear populations and human activity on the upswing, conflicts will grow accordingly.

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Brad Treat’s fatal bike collision with a grizzly illustrates the challenge of recreating in bear country. With both bear populations and human activity on the upswing, conflicts will grow accordingly.

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Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas.

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