By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40 - No lions and tigers, just bears on the brain

 


Black bears in the Bear Paws. Grizzly bears on the plains — one of them that mauled a guy near Choteau. Bears, you can’t predict them. I should be using my brain to go over the recommended Be Bear Aware checklist, but really, this bear business is reminding me that some of my very favorite stories in life involve bears.

In fact, here’s a good cautionary tale involving a bear:

In his capacity as a Montana game warden, my dad would occasionally have to live-trap a nuisance bear. He would then haul it to a remote area, preferably hundreds of miles out of the bear’s territory, and tur...



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