April 2022

Montana map with region 2

UPDATES: April 20, 2022

BLACK BEAR

Rattlesnake: There is one black bear that has gotten into garbage. There are several other bears that are active in the area. FWP set a trap for a black bear in the Rattlesnake that had caused property damage, but no bears were captured.

Bitterroot: There have been reports of black bears active in the area. Please contain attractants.

Florence: A female black bear with yearlings was seen in the area. This was the first report of a female black bear with young active in the area this year.

Milltown: There are black bears active in the area. There have been reports of bears getting into garbage. Please secure garbage in a bear-resistant manner until the morning of pickup.

GRIZZLY BEAR

Blackfoot/Clearwater: There have been multiple reports of people seeing grizzly bear tracks. No conflicts have been reported.

MOUNTAIN LION

Region-wide: There have been multiple reports of mountain lion tracks in lower elevations.

Florence: A small dog was attacked by a mountain lion. FWP aversive-conditioned the lion away from the area.


April 5, 2022

Region-wide: Bears are waking up across the region. Please carry bear spray and know how to use it. Bring in bird feeders and contain other attractants in a bear-resistant manner. Garbage should be stored in a building or bear-resistant container or enclosure until the morning of pickup or until you can take it to the local refuse site.

BLACK BEAR

Bitterroot and Lower Clark Fork: FWP has received report of bear tracks. Please contain all attractants.

Marshall Mountain area: There is one black bear that has been seen in the area.

Milltown: There is a black bear that has been seen near the residential area. Please bring in bird feeders and keep garbage contained in a bear-resistant manner until the morning of pickup.

Rattlesnake: There are four different black bears currently active in the Rattlesnake. This includes two yearlings and two adults. There was one incident of a black bear getting into garbage. Contain all garbage in a bear-resistant manner until the morning of pickup. Please bring in bird feeders.  

GRIZZLY BEAR

Seeley and Ovando: FWP has received reports of grizzly bear tracks in the Seeley Lake and Ovando areas.

MOUNTAIN LION

Region-wide: There have been multiple reports of mountain lion tracks in lower elevations.

Rattlesnake: A mountain lion was reported. A mountain lion killed fawn was also reported. FWP is monitoring the activity.

Missoula Bears