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Black Bears Euthanized in Zortman, Residents and Recreationists Encouraged to Be Bear Aware

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently euthanized a female black bear and two cubs after they were found in a garbage dumpster in Zortman.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance, but once bears learn to get food from unnatural sources, the safety risk for people escalates greatly,” said Drew Henry, FWP supervisor in Glasgow. “Even though bears aren’t as common out here in eastern Montana, they are around and can get into trouble if they find unsecured attractants.”

Many times, bears are attracted to dumpsters, campground areas, and homes due to the garbage and other available food. Simple precauti...


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