Bears are emerging - be bear aware, secure attractants

As winter gives way to spring, recreationists are taking advantage of the warmer weather to get outside. However, this is also the time of year bears are emerging from their dens and conflicts with people tend to increase.

Swan Valley Connections Conservation Director Luke Lamar posted on social media that he observed the first grizzly bear tracks of the season March 24.

As bears begin foraging for food, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking residents to remove or secure food attractants such as garbage, bird feeders and pet food. The most common human-bear conflicts involve unsecured food...


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