Partnership position advances bear education in southwest Montana

by Marina Richie The grizzly rolls toward five people pointing training (inert) bear spray canisters at the bear. They press their triggers down for two full seconds, while onlookers cheer them on. Danielle Oyler is pleased. “Most people follow directions and spray the two seconds and then stop,” she says. “Some do discharge the whole […]

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Residents

  What YOU do really matters! If we minimize bear attractants, bears won’t frequent our homes looking for easy handouts like garbage. COOPERATE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS. PREVENTING BEAR PROBLEMS IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY. Work within your neighborhood to encourage others to manage their garbage, dog food, bird seed—anything that might attract a bear. Encourage your neighbors […]

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