By Sharon Teague
Seeley Lake, Montana 

Bears are asleep - but we aren't

Letter to the Editor


February 2, 2023

Dear Editor,

The summer of 2022 in Western Montana was one for the record books! You might even call it the perfect storm. Here in Seeley we had record numbers of visitors coming to our area to recreate, our campgrounds were full, we saw an influx of new people moving into the area, we had unusually cold then warm weather which caused a poor berry crop throughout Western Montana including Seeley, and FWP personnel responded to over 1000 black bear conflict calls in region 2. Sadly, this is the norm for the Seeley lake area. Over the last 10 years FWP has noticed an increase in black bear an...

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