FWP REMINDER: Be Bear Aware When Recreating Outdoors
Bear season arrives in the West
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.
Grizzly bear conflicts continue in southwestern Montana
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.
Bear Smart Resolution adopted; biologists estimate 200 bears in Missoula
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.
Two grizzlies euthanized after repeated conflicts
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.
Several grizzly bears reported in northern Bitterroot Valley in August
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report increasing grizzly bear numbers in the valley, an area without an established grizzly population