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No Injuries in Reported Black Bear Incident near Bull Lake

06/27/2017

On June 26, 2017 at approximately 4:50 AM an individual reported what was thought to be a bear attack on the occupants of a tent at a private residence in the Bull Lake area of Lincoln County, Montana. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene as well as Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Human Attack Response Team (WHART). Upon arriving at the scene, the deputy observed a mangled tent in the yard and two black bears (one black in color and one brown in color). The deputy shot and killed the black colored bear.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife)

Two Subadult Grizzly Bears Captured Northwest of Whitefish

06/27/2017

On June 22nd and 23rd, two young grizzly bears were captured about 10 miles northwest of Whitefish along the Stillwater River. The 2.5 years old siblings were captured after landowners had reported they were trying to get into a dog kennel to get dog food. A few days earlier, neighbors to the south reported bears had killed chickens on their property but felt it was black bears and not grizzly bears. Their scats were also full of sunflower seeds indicating they had been getting access to bird feeders in the area. Traps were set at both places and only the two grizzly bears were captured.

(Region 1 - Fish & Wildlife)

How to bear proof your home, cabin

06/27/2017

It’s summer; time for many folks to head to the mountains for vacation. That’s fine, just remember Montana’s mountains are home to black and grizzly bears.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife)

Be prepared for fire danger

06/27/2017

With hot, dry weather bearing down on Montana, campers, hikers and anglers need to be prepared to prevent wildfires statewide.

(Region 7 - Drought & Fire)

 

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