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Grizzly bear spotted near I-15

Posted at 11:54 AM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 13:54:39-04

SHELBY – It’s that time of year again.

Sunday morning, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Prairie Bear Monitor posted to its Facebook page, notifying that a “subadult grizzly bear” was spotted three miles “east of Interstate 15 off the Bullhead road.”

FWP was able to agitate the bear enough move it away from the vicinity, toward the Marias River. FWP advised to “remember to remove any livestock carcass from areas around homes and herds.”

The first grizzly bear sighting of 2019 occurred on March 8 near Yellowstone National Park.

FWP recommendations maintain it is best to always keep “a distance of at least 100 yards” from bears” and to never “attempt to frighten away or haze a grizzly bear that is near or feeding on a carcass.”