bears

Wyo. Game and Fish Says Hunters Need Bear Spray
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging hunters and others who go into the back country to be cautious in grizzly country and carry bear spray. Tara Teaschner with the game department in Cody says the department anticipates more people will encounter bears as they bec…
Forest Service Extends Food Storage Order
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Bridger-Teton National Forest is extending its order requiring people to store food so that bears can’t get into it. The food storage order had been scheduled to expire on Dec. 1, but Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan has extended it to protect humans and bears…
Bears Force Teton County Road Closure
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Officials have closed a road in northwestern Wyoming after crowds of people gathered just feet away from foraging grizzly bears. Grand Teton National Park announced that the road between Moose and Wilson was closed at 11 a.m. Thursday and will remain clo…
App Helps Yellowstone Visitors Find Bears
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for a wolf, grizzly bear or other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone. Just don’t be surprised if lots of other people get the same idea. New smartphone apps enable people to pinpoint where the…
Grand Teton Bears Ending Hibernation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials at Grand Teton National Park say bears are ending their winter hibernation and park visitors should be alert for their presence. Recent bear sightings and discovery of bear tracks shows that they’ve been wandering around the park and nearby areas, in nor…