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Bears Emerging from Dens Across Northwest Montana

By | March 28, 2018

Bears are emerging from dens across northwest Montana and residents are reminded to remove food attractants from their properties to avoid conflicts. Montana is home to grizzly bears and black bears that roam the mountains and valley floors from spring through late fall before denning in wintertime. Starting in mid-March, bears begin emerging and move… Read More »

Grizzly Bears Spotted Along Rocky Mountain Front

By | March 21, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front. Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Mike Madel said Tuesday that based on reported sightings and footprints, he estimates four or five bears are out. Read the full story here and be on… Read More »

Please Check out Your Bear Attractants

By | March 16, 2018

As bears emerge from their dens in the next few weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers guidance for avoiding conflicts between humans and bears. Visit FWP’s Be Bear Aware web pages for important tips on maintaining bear-safe residences and camping expeditions. “You’ll learn responsible ways to feed your pets, manage your garbage, landscape the… Read More »

Public Comment Deadline Approaches for Montana Grizzly Plan

By | January 26, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that the deadline is approaching for public comment on a plan to lift federal protections from grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The Missoulian reports that comments on the plan are due by Friday. Read the full story here. The public can view the proposals on regulations.gov at Docket number FWS-R6-ES-2017-0057, and comments… Read More »

B.C. Ends Grizzly Bear Hunt, Calls It ‘Socially Unacceptable’

By | December 20, 2017

Montana Public Radio reports that with the recent delisting of the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are contemplating a grizzly bear hunt. But on Monday, their neighbor to the north, British Columbia, announced it was immediately ending its own grizzly bear hunt. The British Columbia government on Monday announced a permanent ban on grizzly bear hunting… Read More »

Growing Grizzly Population Brings Bears To Private Lands

By | December 13, 2017

Montana Public Radio has a story that begins… The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is meeting in Missoula Tuesday and Wednesday to review and revise their management and research goals for the next 5 years. A big challenge for wildlife managers trying to encourage bear movement between populations near the Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystems (NCDE),… Read More »