Grizzlies Are Out Early
Bruce Auchly Fish, Wildlife & Parks information guy from over in Great Falls sent me a note yesterday about bears.
Two grizzly bear family groups have been reported on the Rocky Mountain Front recently. Just before the recent snow storm, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden spotted a grizzly female with three yearling cubs on the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area west of Choteau. Another grizzly female with a couple of cubs that are probably two years old was reported along the Front west of Dupuyer. Family groups out in mid-March are uncommon, says Mike Madel, FWP bear management specialist. Adult males usually emerge first from winter dens and may already be out. This early in the spring, bears that come out of their winter sleep will focus on finding and eating carrion, like winter-killed elk and deer, for a quick boost of energy.
This pair of bruins have opened an office on W Bdwy. They’ll be doing consulting work on huckleberry pies.