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Hunters must expect to see bears

By | September 21, 2017

With hunting seasons underway around Montana, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts must remember they’re sharing the woods with grizzly bears. It may not be an encounter one hopes for, but all hunters must be aware there is that potential. Grizzly bears are found throughout the western half of Montana, not just the Rocky Mountain Front,… Read More »

Hunters must expect to see bears

By | August 25, 2017

With Montana’s upland game bird season opening Sept.1—and the bow hunting season set to open Sept. 2—remember that slow moving, quiet or game-calling, scented and camouflaged hunters will soon be sharing the landscape with the state’s even stealthier bears that may be stalking similar prey. It may not be an encounter one hopes for, but… Read More »

Judge Overturns Ruling on Grizzly Status

By | August 24, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. government’s re-classification of a small population of grizzly bears living in the forests of Montana and Idaho near the Canada border. Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. District… Read More »

Berry Picker has Harrowing Griz Encounter

By | July 13, 2017

The Daily Inter Lake reports that Hunter Dana, 17, had a nerve-wracking encounter with a grizzly bear sow and three cubs at Lion Lake Tuesday morning. Dana, of Columbia Falls, hiked up to his family’s usual huckleberry-picking spot near Hungry Horse and sat down to pick. Dana’s mother, Jennifer Wheat-Dana, said that her son reported “something didn’t… Read More »

Tim Manley’s Talk about Bears

By | July 6, 2017

FWP Bear Specialist Tim Manley’s presentation before the July NFLA Business Meeting was both well attended and well received. Check it out on the NFLA website. CORRECTION: We had originally captioned these photos as being provided by Bill Fordyce. And they were. He took photos from Tim Manely’s presentation. But the photo of the bear… Read More »

Western Governors Back Endangered Species Act, with Changes

By | July 1, 2017

The Flathead Beacon reports that the Republican-dominated Western Governors Association endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for species protected by the law. The governors said Western states benefit economically from healthy species and ecosystems but bear… Read More »