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Bears Emerging from Dens Across Northwest Montana

Residents reminded to remove food attractants to avoid conflicts


April 19, 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Female grizzly bear with two cubs in northwest Montana.

Bears are emerging from dens across northwest Montana. Residents are reminded to remove food attractants from their properties to avoid conflicts.

Montana is home to grizzly bears and black bears that roam the mountains and valley floors from spring through late fall before denning in wintertime. Starting in mid March, bears begin emerging and move to lower-elevation areas seeking food.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages residents to "Be Bear Aware" and remove attractants every spring by April 1.

"With this year's above-average snowpack, bears are coming out of their dens and...

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