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Articles with the Tag: bears

Study of black bear population expands Study of black bear population expands

News from Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — This month, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks researchers will begin the second season of a multi-year study on black bears aimed at better understanding and estimating the population across the state. FWP staff will collect hair samples b...

Wildlife management areas open May 15

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open at noon on Wednesday, May 15. The long winter and heavy snowpack have left a limited area for wildlife to forage. With grizzly bear activity increasing, people visiting WMAs should remai...

FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – As spring weather approaches, we’re all anxious to head outdoors, and bears are leaving their winter dens. This time of year, bears are waking up from hibernation and are pretty hungry. So, it’s best for you, and for the bears, not ...

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