NW Montana grizzly deaths spur pushback............ BY: EVE BYRON [email protected] Nov 12, 2019 A group of researchers is publicly challenging the official narrative that a grizzly bear population can be removed from federal protection. EXCERPT for Educational values only...... Two recent grizzly bear deaths in northwestern Montana, coupled with the high mortality rate there for the past two years, is prompting a group of researchers to publicly challenge the official narrative that the population is healthy and can be removed from federal protection. The Nov. 7 shooting of a female grizzly bear by a hunter east of Eureka pushed the number of known “mortalities” to 48 in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. That's close to the record number of 53 mortalities last year in the NCDE, which includes about 8 million acres in Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex and surrounding areas. It's home to an estimated 1,000 grizzlies. CREDITS: https://missoulian.com/news/local/n...tent=04fccdb2d4908ed7d088d1017a0ab69ca854c384 ME HERE ---> I saw a Griz a couple of weeks ago - and NO --- I didn't shoot her. I assume "her" because the males start their hibernation a little earlier - but we've had some silly weather patterns. "Patterns" is a misnomer. There are no weather patterns any more. Summer was 3 days long and Fall never happened. We had tress in full leaves and it was snowing. Go figger........ Anyway --- I think the first time one of these cute fuzzy cuddly bears eats a kid - the Kumbaya atmosphere will change in a hurry.