Possible black bear reported near Malta, residents encouraged to be "bear aware."
December 29, 2021
MALTA- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like all folks to be “Bear Aware,” even in northeast Montana. Although bear encounters are rare in most of FWP Region 6, there are known black bears present in the Little Rockies and the Bears Paw Mountains, and more recently, some (likely) black bear sign and sightings have been reported near Malta. Black bears are occasionally found wandering far from their traditional areas, and preventative measures should always be taken to prevent wildlife encounters.
In the last month, especially since the first snowfall, a few folks have reported a...