Be bear aware while Hunting

Grizzly bear populations are continuing to expand in western Montana, and though we often say that anywhere in the western half of the state is grizzly bear country, not all recreationist, particularly hunters are ready to encounter a grizzly bear.

• carry bear spray, be prepared and know how to use it,

• hunt with a partner if possible and let someone else know your plans,

• pay attention to fresh bear sign. Look for bear tracks, scat, and concentrations of natural foods,

• use caution when hunting areas that have evidence of bear activity or areas with scavenging birds such as magpies, raven...

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