From bear attacks to problem bears being killed, Montana has a long history of humans and grizzlies having run-ins.
We scoured the archives of
missoulian.com/archives to find these gristly tidbits from the past.
In this 1901 article, President Teddy Roosevelt details his encounter with a bear.
"Bigfoot" was a famous grizzly bear in 1902 ... and he was famous for killing and eating horses.
This article from 1922 details the grizzly bear encounter with the now-famous
A sheep herder barely survived his encounter with a grizzly bear in 1949.
A rather harrowing account of a boy fighting off a grizzly attack on another young man he had just met in Glacier Park.
This rather unusual headline refers to two Glacier Park mules, Bacon being a survivor of a grizzly bear attack.
In Noxon in 1968, a Spokane couple claimed to have fought off a grizzly bear with only a fishing rod, but the locals were skeptical.
This 1968 article analyzes grizzly bear attacks.
In 1975, a grizzly bear mauled three members of an Illinois family while they were hiking near Many Glacier.
Two Indiana men were mauled by a grizzly bear in the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier Park.
A 1979 article detailing the dangers surrounding being in bear country, complete with typos. Oops!
Two people were killed in an apparent grizzly bear attack in 1980 near the St. Mary entrance to Glacier Park.
A Glacier Park ranger shot and killed a grizzly bear that was suspected of killing a Texas hiker in 1980.
An Oregon man was mauled in Glacier Park by a grizzly bear in 1981, and managed to drive himself to a ranger station.
Fish, Wildlife, and Parks killed a "chronic garbage bear" near Cooke City in 1982.
Not far from where a grizzly bear had killed a camper, a bear tore apart an empty tent in West Yellowstone in 1983.