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Recent Management Activities Involving Grizzly Bears

By | September 28, 2018

Here is an update of recent management activities involving grizzly bears in Region 1 (northwest Montana). Montana is bear country. Black bears and grizzly bears are very active right now as denning season approaches. Bears are actively seeking food sources before winter, and residents are advised to clean up or secure food attractants, such as… Read More »

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 »