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Liberating the Lexus

First full day back at the ranch. It's still fairly wintry up here. One of our first tasks was to get the Lexus out from its winter home so I can make the run to town. Started off well but ended up with three hours...

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Three’s a Pack

It's been more than eleven years since I set out one early spring day, only weeks after we first arrived at the ranch, to try and find a couple of dogs with whom to share our little wilderness paradise. Three hours later, following up on an...

Itchy butts

We should have posted this a while ago. The video is from 2014 when Apple's second set of cubs had a little wander around this campground and then stopped to scratch their butts on a picnic table. Apple was shot by a hunter the next...

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New Lives in the Wild screening date in UK

Just a very quick update: For those of you in the UK we have just heard that the episode about Kristin and I for New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle will screen on Nov 15 at 9pm on Channel 5. For those of...

Trophy

Lush Cosmetics are launching a new campaign in November against the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The centrepiece will be a documentary talking about trophy hunting and the impact that it has on bears and bear-lovers in the province. I am one...

Having a Scratch

One of the first video clips to come from our new grizzly bear science project. Taken on a hidden trail near Grizzly Bear Ranch earlier this month. (Sorry - the audio is not local. But it seemed to fit.)...

A new science project: mapping the grizzly bears in our valley

Every guest we have that comes to view grizzly bears contributes to our conservation fund. In 2016 we have taken about a quarter of that fund and used it to start a project with the Brown Bear Research Network to try and find out more about...

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It’s time Canada did better by its bears

The killing of a black bear by a US hunter with a spear in Alberta has caused public outrage. What has shocked is not so much the cruelty involved - the bear survived it's initial injuries and ran off into the forest before it died -...

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Grizzly Bear Ranch – The Movie

In all the long years I worked as a journalist, I never really worked with television. Once in a while I might be caught on the margins of a wide pan at a well-covered newsy event, and one time my Mum claims (possibly falsely) to have...

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Grizzly bears down 40% in some parts of BC where hunting permitted

A new study out concludes that grizzly numbers have dropped dramatically in SE British Columbia. I have been talking to the scientists on this one and it is even more significant than it first appears. What it effectively means is that the government-managed hunt in parts of...