Problem bears evade capture in Seeley Lake area

SEELEY LAKE - Since early last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Bear Specialist Jamie Jonkel said that he has received multiple reports showcasing bears with "extreme food conditioned behavior" in the Seeley Lake area.

One is a small, dark black bear that was seen entering two homes in the Double Arrow area twice. Another medium, cinnamon-phase black bear had been seen in the Big Larch, Lake Alva and Lake Inez campgrounds.

Jonkel said FWP set two culvert traps on a Double Arrow property and at Lake Alva campground. Without success, both have been removed. Jonkel said for now they w...


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