A grizzly bear with a history of conflict with people was euthanized on Sept. 2 after breaking into a house near West Yellowstone.
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.
Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report increasing grizzly bear numbers in the valley, an area without an established grizzly population