Tag Archives: bear

Protecting grizzlies while keeping people safe

By | November 14, 2017

The FWP Montana Outdoors magazine has an article by Director Martha Williams that begins… This past summer I met with area ranchers and others in Augusta, a town of 315 people between the Rocky Mountain Front and Great Falls, to discuss grizzly bears expanding their range beyond the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE). Read the full… Read More »

Reminder issued as bears move about Western Montana

By | October 27, 2017

KPAX in Missoula reports that State wildlife officials say that bears are continuing to make the rounds across Western Montana as the animals get ready to hibernate. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been receiving several reports of bears in domestic fruit trees adjacent to homes. FWP officials add that they have also been getting… Read More »

Scientists, Advocates Will Meet To Discuss Grizzly Recovery

By | October 17, 2017

Montana Public Radio says scientists and wildlife advocates meet Tuesday, 10/17 to discuss whether grizzly bears in northwest Montana are ready to lose Endangered Species Act protections. Wildlife officials say they are, and want grizzlies in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem de-listed by 2020. Read the full story here.

Glacier Grizzlies Could Be Delisted Next Year, U.S. Fish Wildlife Says

By | September 29, 2017

Montana Public Radio reports that a proposal to remove grizzly bears living in the area around Glacier National Park from endangered species protections could come out as early as next year, according to U.S. Fish Wildlife and Service officials testifying today before state lawmakers. Wildlife managers say the population of bears living in the Northern Continental… Read More »

Bears are everywhere across Western Montana

By | September 24, 2017

KPAX.com reports that State wildlife officials report that they have been busy with reports of black bears in fruit trees and getting into garbage across Western Montana. Bears are entering hyperphagia and are feeding excessively to gain weight for winter, so residents are being asked to contain all attractants in a bear-resistant manner. Read the full… Read More »

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 »