SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on some grizzly bear encounters. (See the Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming sections.)


Calendar of County Commissioner Meetings regarding Greater Idaho

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Seven rural counties in Oregon that voted for Trump have voted in favor of effort to secede from the blue state and join Idaho.

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Greater Idaho: Spread the love. (Martin W. Armstrong.)

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Reader Matt F. noted that Albert Mohler’s podcast mentioned the Redoubt region on The Briefing on 05/24/21 @ 9:53.

Monday, May 24, 2021
The Briefing – AlbertMohler.comPART 1: Will America’s Worldview Divide Change Our National Map? Five Counties in Eastern Oregon Want to Join “Greater Idaho” PART 2: Is the Sport of Cycling Infected with Pervasive “Whiteness”? The Endless Analysis and Unceasing Critique of Theory PART 3: Should Tim Tebow Give the Job Back? The Christian Way of Faithfulness Is Not Helped by This Kind of Analysis This post: Monday, May 24, 2021 first appeared on:


By way of the news aggregation site, we read: Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy joins Idaho governor’s race.

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And, as seen from inside The Beltway: Ammon Bundy enters Idaho governor race.

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Grizzly bear shot, killed during bear attack investigation. The article begins:

“A grizzly bear was shot and killed Friday, while officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were investigating the scene of a Thursday attack near West Yellowstone.

A post on Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks region three Facebook page says a group of seven investigators, including FWP game wardens and bear specialists, as well as Forest Service personnel, revisited the site Friday to assess ongoing public safety risks and continue the investigation.

“They yelled and made continuous noise as they walked toward the site to haze away any bears in the area. Before they reached the site, a bear began charging the group. Despite multiple attempts by all seven people to haze away the bear, it continued its charge. Due to this immediate safety risk, the bear was shot and died about 20 yards from the group.”

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Judge declares Lori Vallow/Daybell indigent.


Grizzly bears in and around Choteau and Augusta. Here is an excerpt:

“The Augusta Chamber of Commerce posted on Thursday:

On May 17th a resident of Augusta along Elk Creek south of town walked to her shed for a shovel. She looked up to see two grizzly bears charging toward her from approximately 85-100 yards. Her 3 dogs ran after the bears until they were called off.
Additional sightings of bears in the area of Augusta have already been reported to officials. 4 bears were seen together by the airstrip south of Augusta along highway 287 on April 27th. 1 grizzly bear was seen along Elk Creek near Lovers Lane bridge on May 1st. Several other grizzly bears have been seen recently along Highway 21 between Augusta and Simms indicating that bears are moving downstream along the Sun River and Elk Creek near Augusta.”

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Gov. Gianforte pulls unemployment benefits to help overcome workforce shortage

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Grizzly bear photographed in Big Snowy Mountains in Montana

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GoFundMe set up for Noxon volunteer firefighter injured in property explosion

Central & Eastern Oregon

Man refuses to wear mask at Bend donut shop, has altercation with manager.

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Off-Road Rally comes to Redmond.

Central & Eastern Washington

Spokane residents wake up to man kicking in apartment door, confront him with firearm.

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Spokane police find driver who fled the scene of road rage shooting when his passenger was fatally shot


Wyoming details grizzly bear activity

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Police Kill Wyoming Man They Say Was Trying to Flee

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Wyoming lawmaker reveals he impregnated 14-year-old at 18.

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