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By Henry Netherland
Seeley-Swan Pathfinder 

Community looks to mitigate bear conflicts

 

September 2, 2021

Henry Netherland/Seeley-Swan Pathfinder

Representatives from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hold a public meeting at the Ovando Fire Hall Thursday, Aug. 5 to discuss how the community can put out messages to the wider public on how they can mitigate bear conflicts. From left are Jamie Jonkel, Hilary Cooley and Randy Arnold.

OVANDO - Ovando residents and local agencies hope to spread the word on bear safety in order to avoid incidents similar to the fatal grizzly bear attack that occurred in downtown Ovando in early July.

Representatives from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held an open house in Ovando Thursday, Aug. 5. There the representatives and residents had a public dis...



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