Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is home to a decent population of bears. Unfortunately, this year there is an significant increase in bear versus human incidents. Thank goodness none of the incidents have turned into conflict but a few have been hair-raising. Imagine being in your tent with a bear standing outside of it! Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are working to keep residents and visitors safe in the Bitterroot. There is a huge balance between protecting humans and bears so both can co-exist. One of the biggest thing people can do is be Bear Prepared! Keep reading for more information on how to remain safe in bear country!
“This could be a bad year for bears in the Bitterroot.”
“Within the space of a week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens captured and relocated two black bears that were creating havoc at a campground and a chicken coop.”
“Both bears were on the skinny side, said Warden Lou Royce.”