Tag Archives: bear

FWP Captures Bear at Glacier Park International Airport

By | September 22, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that wildlife officials caught a 4-year-old female black bear on Friday afternoon that was on the loose at Glacier Park International Airport. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Dillon Tabish said the agency received a report of the wayward bruin on airport property at about 12 p.m. A wildlife specialist was… Read More »

Proposed Grizzly Bear Population Objectives Administrative Rule Out for Public Comment; Public hearing scheduled in Missoula September 26

By | September 20, 2018

A proposed administrative rule that would provide a regulatory framework for grizzly bear population objectives in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) is out for public comment through Friday, Oct. 26. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is holding hearings on the proposed rule in several communities this month, and the Missoula hearing is set… Read More »

Grizzly Bears Roaming Valley Floors

By | September 9, 2018

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… Read More »

Management Actions Involving Grizzly Bears

By | September 8, 2018

Here’s an update of recent management actions involving grizzly bears in Region 1 (northwest Montana). The huckleberry crop appears to be downsized this fall while other berry crops are average but located in lower elevations, bringing bears down into the valley floors before denning season. Montana is bear country with abundant populations of grizzlies and… Read More »

Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them

By | September 5, 2018

Montana Public Radio reports that a record number of grizzly bears are being killed by cars as they roam the roads in and around Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. At the same time, they’re causing an unprecedented amount of damage to crops and livestock. The grizzly population in this area, known as the Northern Continental… Read More »