A lifetime in the backcountry of the Last Frontier has provided the author with some front-row views to what it takes to stand your ground against a bear that may or may not be bent on harm.
A federal judge has reinstated federal protection for grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, canceling scheduled hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.
Taking a truly big bear—be it in Alaska, Canada, Russia or elsewhere—is so special that just one can be enough in a hunter’s lifetime.
Two weeks ago, veteran outfitter Phil Shoemaker was guiding two fishing clients in the Alaska bush when the party came face to face with an enraged grizzly. Shoemaker, armed only with a 9mm semi-auto pistol, defended his clients and himself. Here’s his account …
Earlier this month, the USFWS announced that after 41 years of Endangered Species Act protection, the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Area has recovered, prompting it to delist the iconic species and turn over its management to the states.
Three western states tout booming grizzly bear populations, thanks to four decades of conservation efforts resulting in the species now hitting carrying capacity.