Teaching grizzlies may be easier than teaching people
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"Hello, Tim? This is the Flathead County Sheriff's Office. We have a report of a grizzly bear at a private residence in the North Fork."
The bear had been coming to eat birdseed the last few nights. Tonight it was trying to dig under a dog kennel fence, with three Saint Bernard dogs barking in its face. The landowner was tired of the bear, and now he was afraid for his dogs.
I turn and look at the clock 2:36 a.m. It's going to be a long day.
October 1997 in the North Fork was busy bearwise. In two weeks I captured, radio-collared and relocated four different grizzly bears in conflict with p...