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Join us for a Bear Aware event this spring


  • March 30 in Billings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • April 4, Bear Aware Virtual Event, 6 p.m

    • Spring Bear Aware Presentation: Join Online
      Webinar ID: 871 9731 7021
      Passcode: 303270

  • April 16 in Joliet, 6:30 p.m.

    • Joiliet Bear Meeting at Joliet Community Center

  • April 16 in Cascade, 6 p.m.

    • Wedsworth Library, 13 Front St. North

    • Co-sponsored by Sun River Watershed Group, with a special focus on anglers and recreation

  • April 17 in Winifred, 7 p.m

    • Winifred School

  • April 18 in Columbus, 6 p.m

    • Columbus Bear meeting at Stillwater County Civic Center

  • April 21 in Choteau, 2-4 p.m.

    • Teton Bear Smart event at Choteau Weather Beater 3rd Ave SE

    • Electric fence demo and bear spray education

  • April 23 in Harlowton, 6 p.m.

    • Harlowton Bear Meeting at Harlowton Public Library

  • April 25 in Red Lodge, 6 p.m.

    • Red Lodge Bear Meeting at Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company

  • April 26 in Bozeman, 5:30 p.m.

    • Bear Aware at Museum of the Rockies

  • May 16 in Fairfield, 6:30 p.m.

    • Ambulance Training Center, 15 1st St SW

  • May 29 in Bynum, 5 p.m.

    • Dinosaur Center, 5 p.m.


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