A grizzly bear with a history of conflict with people was euthanized on Sept. 2 after breaking into a house near West Yellowstone.
A pair of Whitefish men killed a grizzly bear in self-defense last weekend in the Whitefish Range north of Whitefish. The two men were scouting for hunting season near Smokey Range Trailhead off Canyon Creek Road on the Flathead National Forest on the afternoon of Aug. 26 when they encountered a female grizzly bear with a cub.
Fishing is a super fun and popular way to get outside year round! Usually, fishing is a sport that takes place in bear country. Since the rivers and streams can be hidden at times in a quiet area in the forest, its important to practice bear safety!
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff will host a bear safety event June 13th in Bozeman and Missoula to offer training and hands-on practice with bear spray and other safety resources!
As bears begin to emerge from their winter hibernation, the U.S. Forest Service announced that food storage orders are in effect across the Custer Gallatin and Beaverhead-Deerlodge national forests and in much of the Greater Yellowstone Area starting March 1.
Bear specialists and game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have responded recently to several separate conflicts involving grizzly bears in southwestern Montana.
No people were injured in these conflicts. However, one grizzly bear was euthanized, and several others were relocated.
On an unanimous vote, Missoula city and county jointly adopted a Bear Smart resolution, setting the stage to begin implementing Bear Smart policies and regulations.