By Bruce Auchly
FWP Region 4 Information Officer 

Montana Tales and Trails

April is spring


FWP photo

Grizzly bear den

'Tis spring, the time when a young males fancy turns to, well, not football.

Humans are such an odd lot. Animals – underwater, on the ground or in air – simply are driven by the survival of their species.

We fret about home loans, school choice or health insurance. Wild creatures do not.

Of course, those critters don't rush to the hospital when sick, play music when sad or have barbeques on the Fourth of July.

Animal behavior is largely driven by daylight length. And right now, we are gaining daylight by leaps and bounds, at least a minute a day and often several minutes daily.

Life rus...

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