Outdoor briefs: Grizzly bear workshops; hearing on access agreements; state park development

FWP to host grizzly bear educational workshops

LEWISTOWN — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a series of grizzly bear educational programs in central Montana in early February, addressing the biology and status of bears in the area, along with focused discussion and hands-on examples of how to prevent conflicts on the farm and ranch, at home and when recreating outdoors. USDA Wildlife Services will also be discussing their nonlethal program focusing on electric fencing for protection of livestock.

“As grizzly bears continue naturally expanding their range into central Montana, FWP wants to engage with more communities and increase human safety and conflict prevention awareness,” said Chad White, bear management specialist with FWP.

Montana is bear country with populations of grizzly and black bears that frequent higher and lower elevations, especially river corridors. FWP has confirmed the presence of grizzly bears in central Montana in the Snowy and Moccasin mountain ranges and adjacent Judith River over the past two years. Although not confirmed, it is likely that grizzlies are also present in the Missouri Breaks.

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Dates and locations:

Denton Rod and Gun Club — Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

Yogo Inn — Lewistown,

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