Grizzly Bears Roaming Valley Floors

By | September 9, 2018

A food-conditioned grizzly bear prompted camping restrictions at Many Glacier Campground. Courtesy National Park Service

The Flathead Beacon reports that wildlife officials say a below-average huckleberry crop appears to be driving bears down into the valley floor early this season as the bruins seek out other more robust berry crops at lower elevations to prepare for denning season.

That means more bears mingling with area homes, where they scour fruit trees and unsecured attractants, like garbage and pet food.

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