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Bears Into Trouble - Public Reminded to Secure Attractants

 

October 5, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

A black bear helping its self to an unsecured trash can.

SEELEY LAKE – Bears had free reign in Seeley Lake during the evacuations. Now that everyone is back in their home, there is no excuse not to properly secure attractants keeping bears and residents safe. This is also true for residents in the Union Creek area near Potomac where bears are frequenting several garabage cans placed for pick up.

During the fire evacuations Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 Bear Manager Jamie Jonkel said quite a few different black bears and at least one grizzly started eating garbage. Game Warden Bill Koppen dealt with multiple black bear conflicts an...



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