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Spring Bear Season Ends with Lower Numbers

 

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

A black bear in the Blackfoot Watershed August 2015.

The spring bear hunting season closed June 15 in Bear Management Units 290 and 280 in the Blackfoot Watershed. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports harvest numbers were lower this year than previous years.

The spring bear season began April 15. Hunters are allowed to harvest one bear per year in BMUs 290 and 280. If they did not get their bear during the spring season, they can hunt the fall season Sept. 15 through the end of general rifle season Nov. 26.

In the spring, male bears, called boars, emerge from their dens first. Female bears, called sows, come later with their cubs. Accordi...



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