January 2021

Montana map with region 2

UPDATES: January 22, 2021

MOUNTAIN LION

Region-wide: Less snow in lower elevations right now means big game is widely dispersed and some are in residential areas. Lions follow their prey and people have seen lions or reported tracks near residential areas or near homes in parts of the region.

South Hills: People have reported mountain lion tracks and sightings on Mount Dean Stone, Pattee Canyon and Upper Miller Creek.

Rattlesnake: There have been a couple of mountain lion kills reported near residential areas. People have seen tracks and reported sightings in the area.

Grant Creek: Residents have reported tracks and seen mountain lions crossing the road in the area.

Bitterroot: Residents have reported tracks and sightings of mountain lions.

Lower Clark Fork: Residents have reported tracks and sightings of mountain lions.

MOOSE

Hamilton: Two young moose were in downtown Hamilton. One was relocated by FWP but the other young moose was euthanized after being hit by a car previous to the attempted capture.