GREAT FALLS — Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park (FWP) reports recent sightings of grizzly bears in Big Sandy and also south of Lewistown are a good reminder for outdoor recreationists, farmers, ranchers, and property owners to practice bear awareness and safety precautions this spring and summer.
The late April sighting of two grizzly bears near Big Sandy and normal bear activity along the Rocky Mountain Front show the need to be “bear aware” throughout the region, according to an FWP news release.
A recent sighting of a grizzly bear in the Big Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown was confirmed by FWP and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The confirmation is a reminder that grizzly bears are populating areas where they haven’t been for more than a century.