In Defense of Life or Property: Do Bears Warrant a Warning Shot?
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.
Federal Judge Returns Grizzlies to Protected Status
A federal judge has reinstated federal protection for grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, canceling scheduled hunts in Idaho and Wyoming.
Brown bears of southeast Alaska defy perceptions of size, and sometimes they can tenaciously cling to life. Though a quick kill is always desired, it's not always possible.
Wyoming Hunting Guide Killed in Grizzly Attack
Wyoming hunting guide Mark Uptain was found dead after he and a client were attacked by a grizzly bear on Sept. 14 while field-dressing an elk in the Teton Wilderness.
Idaho, Wyoming Approve Grizzly Bear Hunts
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have both approved grizzly bear hunts for the first time in more than 40 years.
Big Bears: Why They're on Every Hunter's Bucket List
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.
Alaska Outfitter Defends Fishermen from Raging Grizzly with 9mm Pistol
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 …
Hunters May Soon Get Grizzly Bear Tags in the Greater Yellowstone Area
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.
USFWS Proposes Delisting the Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Three western states tout booming grizzly bear populations, thanks to four decades of conservation efforts resulting in the species now hitting carrying capacity.
Dangerous Domestic Game
You don't have to go international to find dangerous game. Keith Wood takes a closer look at some of more imposing prey that can be found right here in the United States.