By Andi Bourne

Bear Activity Continues in Seeley Lake


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

FWP Game Warden Bill Koppen sets and baits a bear trap in Seeley Lake. The intent is to capture and relocate a nuisance bear before they get into too much trouble and need to be killed.

SEELEY LAKE – In the last couple of weeks there have been several bear sightings, one black bear killed in Dogtown and another broke into a car at the Tamaracks Resort. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen reminds people to be diligent and said, "a fed bear is a dead bear."

The weekend of Sept. 17 a six foot, two inch black bear was killed south of Riverview Drive in Dogtown.

Koppen heard that the bear was hazed off the Seeley Lake Game Preserve, a no hunting area to the north of Riverview Drive. When the hunter was asked, he said they were trying to move the bear to...

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