An antler hunter shot a sow grizzly bear in the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area on Sunday. The antler hunter was not Terry Radjaw. An unidentified Missoula man encountered the bear and two cubs near the Boyd Loop Road. People were in the vicinity and they saw the bear come after the guy. FWP game wardens determined the sow's death was justifiable self-defense.
The second bear death involved a 2-year-old grizzly that had killed chickens earlier Saturday and returned to the same property three miles east of Ronan late in the afternoon. The bear was then shot by the landowner. There is a huge increase in chicken production in the Mission Valley and the bears have keyed into unprotected chicken coops.
In non-bear news, Missoula's Total Fest Music Festival is happening August 18 - 20. Ten years and running. Get there. The Palace is an excellent venue to play. Justin the soundman is the man. He dials in golden levels, is nice as hell, and accommodates your every audible need. Now I'm going to go try to find out what an antler hunter is.
((More Missoula pictures after jumping, including one of a Glow in the Dark Tickler Ring dispensing machine.))
Sun, sky, hills, bears eating chickens, and people needing to take it easy on the energy drinks.
This shelf has it all - rock, striking snakes, evil tennis players.
I entered Darwin. Really hope he wins.
Dubstep, coming to a town near you.
The greatest vending machine of all time.
Prices for the greatest vending machine of all time.