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FWP: Hunters should be bear aware

Hunting seasons underway, general big game season starts Oct. 21


October 12, 2017

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Antelope rifle season is in full swing, archery season is still underway and the general big game season starts Oct. 21.

It is important for all hunters to practice bear aware behavior.

In Montana, bear country can be anywhere in the western half of the state and sometimes beyond. Recently grizzly bears have shown up in places they haven’t been for decades, maybe even in more than a century – the Big Belt Mountains west of White Sulphur Springs for instance.

This is also the time of year when bears move off seasonal sources of food, like berries and ch...

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