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Articles with the Tag: Grizzly Bear

New study confirmed grizzly bear populations in the NCDE, GYE biologically recovered

News from the United States Congress U.S. CONGRESS — Montana’s U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale and the entire Wyoming and Idaho delegations urged Secretary Deb Haaland to listen to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study that states the grizzly bear has fully recove...

Grizzlies should return to state management

News from the office of Senator Daines HELENA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed their 5 year status review of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states and announced that they will recommend the species retains their threatened status under the “Endangered Species Act.” ...

Concerned MT wildlife professionals explain opposition to proposed bills Concerned MT wildlife professionals explain opposition to proposed bills

We are Montana residents and professional wildlife biologists and managers with a total of 1,561 years of experience in wildlife management and wildlife habitat management. Among us are 16 retired employees of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks with 469 years with the agency, and 3 former Commissioners from t...

FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Bears are emerging from dens with the onset of spring, and people are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Bears can be found throughout Montana. In recent years, grizzly bear populations have expanded and bears are sometimes found in historic r...

Spring time welcomes bears back to the Valley

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — As spring approaches, the Tribal Wildlife Management Program would like to remind the public that bears, both black and grizzly, will soon be emerging from their dens.  Mild weather this fall and winter may mean bears could emerge from the den earlier ...

Conservation speaker series opens with bear ecology

News from the Lake County Conservation District The Lake County Conservation District kicks off its third annual conservation speaker series Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker series consists of three speakers on the subject of living with wildlife. This month, wildlife biologist Kari Eneas wit...

$250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts $250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts

News from the Office of Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service renewed a $250,000 grant to help reduce grizzly bear and human conflicts in Montana. “This funding is critical to help reduce grizzly-human conflicts in Montana as w...

Two grizzly bears killed near Bigfork

News from FWP  BIGFORK — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are investigating the death of two grizzly bears near Bigfork. The carcasses of an adult female bear and cub were located Nov. 9 on Bear Creek Road near Montana Highway 83. No additional inform...

FWP seeks public input FWP seeks public input

News from Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a proposal to purchase a conservation easement to protect approximately 7,256 acres of timberland and wildlife habitat in northwestern Montana near Marion, Montana. FWP received 40 com...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, partners seek information in Montana grizzly bear shooting 

DENVER - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department are seeking information on the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Montana. The GPS-collared bear was last known to be alive on May 11, 2020. Law enforcement agents believe the bear was killed on the Blackfeet Ind...

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