BIGFORK – The remains of two grizzly bears were found near Bigfork Monday. A release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the remains of an adult female grizzly and a cub were found on Bear Creak Road near Montana Highway 83.
Are grizzly bears a problem in Montana?
Tens of thousands of grizzly bears once inhabited North America but most were wiped out early last century by hunting and trapping, including in central Montana. They have been protected in the U.S. outside Alaska as a species in threat of extinction since 1975.
How many mountain lions are in Montana?
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) overestimates the state’s mountain lion population at 5,330 animals. The actual number may be less than half of that. A scientific analysis of the state’s habitat areas and known density rates for mountain lions puts their likely population between 2,112 and 3,258.
What animal can kill a grizzly bear?
Elephants, Hippos, and Rhinos can all easily take down a grizzly/polar bear 9/10. Adult male Lions and Tigers CAN take down a grizzly or polar bear. It won’t be a majority, but they have the tools to take them down.
Are there a lot of bears in Montana?
Black and grizzly bears are found in the mountains of northwest Montana, with black bears being much more common. Although an encounter with a Grizzly bear is possible, especially in remote wilderness areas, it is unlikely.
Can you shoot a bear on your property in Montana?
Current law says it’s legal to kill or attempt to kill a grizzly bear in self-defense, or if the bear is “in the act of attacking or killing” livestock.
What to do if you see a bear Montana?
If you see a bear, don’t run. Most of the time, the bear will run away from you. In the unlikely event that it does charge, stand your ground and don’t fire your bear spray until the bear is within 20 feet of you. Spray toward its feet, moving the can back and forth.
Are there grizzly bears around Kalispell Montana?
KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) bear management specialists euthanized a pair of grizzly bears after numerous depredations on llamas, sheep, goat, and chickens over time near Whitefish. FWP specialists captured an adult female grizzly bear on May 31 and its yearling on June 1 in the Haskill Basin area.
Are there bears in Kalispell?
KALISPELL — In a matter of five days, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ specialists captured three grizzly bears in the greater Flathead Valley. … When bears access unsecured food sources, such as garbage or bird feeders, they can become dependent on those sources and lose their natural foraging behavior.