Brett French reports: Video captures Yellowstone ranger hazing big griz
By angelamontana

Posted: June 4, 2021

A video posted online has drawn a lot of attention because it shows a grizzly bear bluff charging a Yellowstone National Park ranger as he tries to push a crowd of people back. After retreating to his parked pickup, the ranger re-enters the video and fires bean bag rounds, rubber bullets and cracker shells at the big bear to make it retreat. The Park Service said the bear was pursuing a female when crowds got too close, agitating the animal. To see a link to the video and to read more about the park’s response to the issue and some context on the matter, check out my story at

Written by Brett French | Outdoor Editor | Billings Gazette

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