Bears are a very real part of our lives in Big Sky, Montana. We share our home and our backyard with both black bears and grizzly bears. … It is always important to be bear aware in Big Sky country.
Are bears a problem in Montana?
Montana is bear country.
All bears are potentially dangerous. The majority of human-bear conflicts involve bears protecting their young or a food source. The overwhelming majority of bear encounters do not involve conflict.
Does Bozeman have grizzly bears?
Residents on the west slope of the Bridger Mountains north of Bozeman have also reported “bears in the yard” earlier than usual this year. … The official count of 603 grizzlies this summer is three times what it was in 1975, when grizzly bear hunting was outlawed and the bruins were placed on the endangered species list.
How common are grizzly bear attacks in Montana?
Fatal attacks on humans in the NCDE region are rare, with three such incidents over the past 20 years, per the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (via the AP).