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Date:  September 11, 2008
Contact:  Ann Boucher, 406-896-5011

Be Bear Aware

Hunting season is here and the Bureau of Land Management encourages you to be “bear aware” while you’re out on public lands in southwestern Montana. 

Store your food and game in closed, hard-sided vehicles or in certified bear resistant containers, or hang it ten feet off the ground and four feet out from any tree.

To help recreationists follow these guidelines, the BLM has approved food storage panniers, a bear resistant kitchen and cooler, and an electric fence available for free checkout from the BLM’s Dillon Field Office.

For more information call the BLM Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000.