How to protect yourself against a grizzly bear in Montana
By Chris BrownBy Chris BrownThe bear is still a bear, but not as a dangerous one as it once was.
A new report by the Montana Department of Natural Resources indicates that grizzly bears are less of a threat in the state than they were in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the state faced more grizzly attacks and reported fewer fatalities.
The report, released Wednesday, comes just two weeks after a deadly grizzly attack near the town of Eel River, Montana, on May 16.
The state was in the middle of a massive bear attack, which killed a woman and injured three people.
It was the worst bear attack in Montana history, the report says.
Montana had been seeing an increase in bear attacks and deaths, as the state had more than 300 confirmed and probable cases of bear attacks.
But the new report shows that Montana was not in the midst of a surge in bear attack or bear deaths until the late 1980s.
Montanans had been told that bears were dangerous and would kill people.
That’s why in the 1980s and 1990s, bears were not considered a threat to people, the department said.
Bears have been on the decline in Montana since the late 1960s and 70s.
But that trend has not stopped the state from experiencing a grizzlies death rate that was the lowest in the country, according to the department.
In the early 1980 and early 1990s there were just four confirmed cases of grizzly deaths in Montana.
The department said in the report that the rate of bears in Montana increased in the early 1990-2000 period when the bear population was at a higher rate.
But now, it says, there are less than 10 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents.
The state also has fewer confirmed cases than it did in the 1970s, and it’s not clear if that is because of more people and less bears in the region, the agency said.
In its report, the Montana Division of Wildlife Management said it’s possible that bears are now more common in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
But, it added, “This population is still declining and is likely to remain so until grizzly populations are substantially reduced.”