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Conservation > Species Bears in Montana

Montana is bear country.

The official animal of the state of Montana, grizzly bears reside mostly in western Montana but are increasingly roaming into areas where they have not occupied for decades. They are currently protected in the lower 48 states as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. 

Black bears reside across most of Montana and are managed as a game animal.

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The Latest News About Bears

  • FWP Reminders: Be Bear Aware When Recreating Outdoors Be Bear Aware 
  • Survey Results: Montanans' Views on Grizzly Bears Survey Results 
  • Grizzly Bear Advisory Council Final Report: Recommendations and Input on the Future of Grizzly Bear Management and Conservation Read more 

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