Maybe not the tracks you expected — pulse quickening, all the same:
Ralph Maughan’s Wildlife News reports that Maximus, an 800-pound grizzly bear thought to be Montana’s second largest, was illegally killed recently.
The poacher shot the bear about four weeks ago. A reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the poacher.
Update, 1-30-2010: The chart linked to above has disappeared in a website redesign. Below is a crude representation of the chart I made from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife information sheet on grizzlies, here.