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Be bear aware,even in Southeastern Montana

We don’t often think of Southeastern Montana as bear country, but it is. And just as elsewhere in Montana, people are encouraged to be aware of bears and to play a role in preventing conflicts.

On Memorial Day around 6 p.m., game wardens from Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 responded to a report of a small black bear rummaging in trash outside of a garage on the southern edge of Miles City. The bear fled after FWP arrived, avoiding hazing attempts, but it returned to the area twice more that evening. The final time, it entered the garage in search of trash. It emerged when confronted by the re...


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