Great Wyoming Bear Stories

ByTom Reed


Filled with a wide range of incidents, encounters, and observations about bears, this book gives a unique perspective through gripping true stories. Some are comical, others tragic, some inspiring, and some simply terrifying. The author interviewed dozens of wardens, biologists, ranchers, hunters, hikers, and mauling victims. The result is a valuable book for understanding and living with bears.


Format: Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN: 1-931832-30-7
Author: Tom Reed
Pages: 224

A life-long Westerner, Tom Reed is the author of two books. In 2003, he wrote Great Wyoming Bear Stories, a work compiled through dozens of personal interviews with people whose lives had been changed — positively and negatively — by Wyoming bruins.

Most recently, he wrote Give Me Mountains For My Horses, a collection of essays about horses that Reed has owned in his lifetime.

The personal essays follow Reed’s evolution as a horseman, with a particular emphasis on wild Wyoming country and good equine companionship. Both books were published by Riverbend Publishing, Helena, Montana. His fiction and nonfiction work has also appeared in several anthologies. Reed at one time was the managing editor for the Lander Journal, and served as Senior Editor for Wyoming Wildlife magazine. In addition, he was the Publications Manager for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) for nearly ten years.

He is a regular columnist of Wyoming Wildlife News and has won multiple awards from the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, the Association for Conservation Information, the Colorado Press Association and the Wyoming Press Association. He attended the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College in 2001. He currently splits his time between Montana and Wyoming.

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