Outdoors: With big game season in full swing, be bear and lion aware


November 1, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Big game hunting season is underway, and, especially for elk and moose hunters, areas where the hunting is best are also areas frequented by grizzly and black bears. In the fall, bears are out fattening up for the upcoming winter hibernation.

The general deer and elk season opened last weekend, and while warmer weather may be an obstacle at times for big game hunters, it's also very welcome to a certain animal that frequents many areas of big game hunting in Montana.

Bears, both grizzlies and black, are still out in full force this fall, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has put together important reminders for hunters who venture out in bear territory.

Be bear aware

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 co...

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