March 2019

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UPDATES
March 18, 2019

BEARS

Region-wide: The weather is warming and it’s time to start being bear aware. Please bring in bird feeders by April 1st and start securing attractants, such as garbage and pet food. If you have chickens or small livestock, electric fence can be an effective solution at preventing bear conflicts. Also, familiarize yourself with how to use bear spray and carry bear spray when out in bear country. For more information on the use of bear spray visit the IGBC website on bear spray.

GRIZZLY BEAR

FWP Region 2 confirmed that a collared grizzly bear emerged from the den on the east side of the Missions, west of Seeley Lake. Time to be bear aware.

MOUNTAIN LION

Region-wide: FWP continues to field reports of mountain lions. This is not unusual given the amount of snow that is still on the ground. As the weather warms deer and elk will start moving into spring and summer habitats.

Marshall Mountain area: FWP picked up a deer that had been killed by a mountain lion near a home.

BOBCAT

Grant Creek: There was a report of a bobcat near residences. No conflicts were reported.

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March 7, 2019

Region-wide: FWP has recently received reports of people feeding deer. Feeding deer and elk in Montana is illegal.

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March 5, 2019

Rattlesnake / Greenough Park: There is a moose with calf frequenting Greenough Park. Please keep dogs on leash and do not approach. It might be best to choose another walking location until they move on.