Poachers kill massive grizzly in Montana


Ralph Maughan’s Wildlife News reports that Maximus, an 800-pound grizzly bear thought to be Montana’s second largest, was illegally killed recently.

The poacher shot the bear about four weeks ago.  A reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the poacher.

Can you tell a grizzly from a brown bear?  Chart from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Can you tell a grizzly from a brown bear? Chart from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Update, 1-30-2010: The chart linked to above has disappeared in a website redesign.  Below is a crude representation of the chart I made from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife information sheet on grizzlies, here.

How to tell a grizzly from a black (.pdf download)

Grizzly bear/black bear identification chart, adapted from USFWS by Ed Darrell, Millard Fillmore's Bathtub

Grizzly bear/black bear identification chart, adapted from USFWS by Ed Darrell, Millard Fillmore's Bathtub

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4 Responses to Poachers kill massive grizzly in Montana

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Marc,

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has the chart as part of a .pdf, here:
    http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/grizzly/black_bear_hunters.pdf

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  2. Marc says:

    Hi,

    Is there anybody out there that has the grizzly/brown bear chart?? I’ve been looking for it, but can’t find it anymore. Please help!!

    Thanks,

    Marc

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  4. j a higginbotham says:

    “Can you tell a grizzly from a brown bear?”

    No, cause they’re the same thing.

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