Later that same evening..."The Dude" stopped back in our yard. He's lived on our property for longer than we have and, until last summer, we never saw him. We just saw his...stuff. He stayed away from the house and we looked away when he went on his pre-hibernation binge eats in our cherry orchard.
But last summer, we noticed he was more relaxed about keeping his distance and he's clearly very hungry because he starts wandering the property during the day. Yesterday, he checked out the bird feeder in front of my door. Today, he walked all over the yard, under the gazebo, and then on over to the orchard to see what he could see. It's not good for him (or for us) to be so close to one another.
The Meat Man is going to call tomorrow and see about getting him relocated. You can read about and see photos of grizzly bear "relocations" at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Game Department's web page.