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Remove bear attractants this fall


October 3, 2019

Ruth Stebleton

A black bear wandering through a backyard on Double Arrow Ranch.

Help keep neighborhood bear conflicts to a minimum this fall by removing or securing backyard bear attractants such as fruit, birdseed, pet food, compost piles and garbage.

 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Bear Management Specialist, Jamie Jonkel said that there have been a lot of bears in neighborhoods lately and many have been drawn in by apples and other fruit trees. 

"It's the time of year where bears are out looking to stock up before winter and many are finding food near our homes, such as fruit," said Jonkel. "To keep bears away from our backyards, be sure that fruit is pic...

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