April 2017

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April 27, 2017

MOUNTAIN LION

Upper Miller Creek: A mountain lion was spotted by residents. Mountain lions occasionally move through this area following the deer. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is monitoring the situation.


April 26, 2017

Region-wide: Black bears and grizzly bears are up and about. All of FWP Region 2 collared grizzly bears are out of their dens except one female. It is time to make sure you secure all your attractants such as garbage, pet feed, etc. Bring in bird feeders. Do not place garbage out before the night of pick up and/or store in a bear-resistant garbage container. Electric fencing can be effective at securing attractants from hungry bears. When out recreating, or working in bear country, always carry bear spray and know how to use it!

BLACK BEAR

Rattlesnake: There are 2-3 different black bears that have been seen in the Rattlesnake neighborhoods. There have been reports of bears pulling down bird feeders. Please bring bird feeders in for the season. Store all attractants in a bear-resistant manner.

Grant Creek: A black bear has been seen in the Upper Grant Creek area.


April 13, 2017

GRIZZLY BEAR

Blackfoot Valley: Antler hunters have seen grizzly bear tracks and observed bears, including two different females with young. Please carry bear spray and know how to use it.

BLACK BEAR

Lolo: A black bear has been getting into garbage. Please contain all garbage in a bear-resistant manner until the morning of pickup.

Grant Creek: A black bear has been seen multiple times in the Grant Creek area. Please secure all attractants.  

MOUNTAIN LION

Lolo: A lion was spotted hunting mule deer near homes sites. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is monitoring the situation.


April 4, 2017

Region-wide: Bears are waking up. It is time to bring in all bird feeders and secure garbage in a bear-resistant manner. Residents also continue to see lion tracks across the region but no conflicts have been reported.

GRIZZLY BEAR

Blackfoot Valley: There continue to be reports of grizzly bear tracks in the Blackfoot Valley. Two of the five radio-collared grizzlies in the Blackfoot have left their dens. They are both males. We can expect to see activity increase as more bears emerge from their dens.

BLACK BEAR

Grant Creek: A black bear was seen in Upper Grant Creek.