OUTDOORS: Grizzlies near Havre? It's more and more likley


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear Management Specialist Wesley Sarmento talks to area residents about grizzly bears, bear awareness and more during a presentation last Thursday in Havre. Grizzlies are roaming onto the plains more often now, and it's a matter of time before they show up in the Milk River Valley.

Grizzly bear sightings near Havre? Growing up in these parts, at least in my generation, the thought was laughable that, we would ever see the great bruin wandering up and down the Milk River Valley.

But, as they say, times are a changing.

In recent years, more and more grizzly bears have been making their back out onto the plains, as evidenced by multiple bears reaching the Loma and Fort Benton areas in past summers, as well as two young grizzlies making it all the way into the Lewistown area a year ago.

Yes, with grizzlies continuing to recover from their near-extinct levels of 50 year...

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