Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Hunters and residents reminded to be bear aware and secure attractants


September 3, 2020

Kelli Wold

Seeley Lake residents Bruce and Kelli Wold had a black bear destroy their garage door during the night Aug. 15. Kelli said the only thing in the garage that the bear wanted was grass seed. When it tried to come up on the porch, the motion light scared it away.

SEELEY LAKE – With hunting season just around the corner Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear and Lion Specialist Jamie Jonkel wants to remind hunters and others out recreating to carry bear spray and be aware.

For those living in and around Seeley Lake, he also asks them to secure their garbage and other attractants and stop feeding deer and birds. He estimates there are 50 different black bears and 15-20 grizzly bears around Seeley Lake including two female grizzlies with this year's cubs.

"People need to realize bears are continually moving through the area. Because of the terrain fe...

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