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Conservation > Bear Bear Aware

Join us for a Bear Aware event this spring

  • May 23 in Kalispell, 6:30 p.m.

    • Bias Brewing

  • May 29 in Bynum, 5 p.m.

    • Dinosaur Center

  • June 4 in Whitefish, 6:30 p.m.

    • Grouse Mountain Lodge

  • June 18 in Missoula, 6 p.m.

    • FWP office (3201 Spurgin Road)

    • Learn how to use bear spray & bear safety tips


FWP employee talking with a resident about bear transportation.

Avoid attracting bears

Living in Bear Country >
Fisherman walking along a river shoreline.

How to stay safe afield

Hunting and Angling >
Black bear behind wood fence.

Protect you and your property

Bear standing on grassy landscape.

Be prepared to deal with bears

Bear Encounters >
Folks standing outside listening to FWP employee talk about bear awarness.

Learn more about being bear aware

Resources >

Carry Bear Spray and Know How to Use it

Bear spray is a very effective deterrent when used properly. Carry bear spray in an easily-accessible location and learn how to use it.

Grizzly Bears in Paradise

Grizzly Bear Recovery in the northern Rockies has been a wildlife success story, especially within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. But with success comes responsibility. For Grizzly Bear Specialist, Jeremiah Smith, that responsibility involves community engagement and bear conflict management.

Check out some more helpful videos to learn about being bear aware in Montana:

Bear Aware Playlist