Despite recent snow, bears are still active - hunters must be bear aware
November 22, 2017
Recent grizzly bear attacks involving hunters reinforces the importance of being bear aware in Montana, even with a thick layer of snow on the ground in most parts of the state.
During the past weekend, hunters were attacked by bears in separate incidents. In one incident, in southwest Montana in Tom Miner Basin, a hunter was hiking in to retrieve an elk. He encountered a bear and deployed bear spray. He sustained minor injuries in the attack.
In another incident near Pendroy, north of Choteau on the Rocky Mountain Front, a pheasant hunter and his dog startled a sow grizzly with three cubs...