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Deadline to apply for IGBC grants has been extended to Nov. 12

News from MT FWP   MONTANA — The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is seeking proposals for grants to partners and agencies to disseminate consistent messages about grizzly bears and to promote effective actions and techniques to increase human safety and decrease the likelihood of bear-huma...

Hunters must expect to see bears Hunters must expect to see bears

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA — Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana (west of Billings), and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous years. Some areas with dense concentrations of grizzly bears are...

Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — With the arrival of fall, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are busy responding to bear conflicts and working with the public to prevent conflicts. To date, most of the reported conflicts in northwest Montana have involved bears ge...

Bear resistant garbage cans available

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Unsecured garbage is irresistible to bears and quickly leads to bears frequenting homes and homesites, leading to conflicts. Due to human safety concerns, and the ability to prevent conflicts, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ wildlife managem...

Briefs for May 5, 2021

Get vaccinated Montana News from Senator Tester and Senator Daines MONTANA — While it’s true that Senator Steve Daines and Senator Tester don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything, there’s one thing they definitely agree on right now – that every Montanan should get th...

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 ...

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