Posted: Oct 22, 2012 1:26 PM by MTN News
Hunting season is upon us and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are asking hunters to securely store harvested animals.
The reminder comes after an incident Western Montana Friday night in which a man shot and killed a black bear that was most likely attracted to a harvested elk on his property.
Officials say to guard carcasses and, when in the back country, it's important to get harvested animals back to camp as soon as possible.
When in camp, a harvested animal should be at least 10 feet from the ground at its lowest point.
When returning home after a successful hunt, officials say to remove the carcass from your vehicle and keep it in a secure location.