News July 31, 2020

Bear Trouble in Montana

by Jackson Hole Radio News

More bear trouble has been reported in the Greater Yellowstone region. This one involved a black bear marauding in a residential area east of Billings, Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured the young black bear last week after complaints that it had been hanging around homes in the town of Ballantine and eating garbage. Because the 125-pound male black bear had not been in trouble before, it was tranquilized, fitted with an ear tag and released in a rural setting where it is far from human garbage. State wildlife officials remind that people can help keep themselves safe and the animals out of trouble by being vigilant and removing any opportunity for bears to find food in or around their homes, businesses and vehicles.