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General Big Game Season Opens: Key things to remember

Deer and elk hunters will take to the field Oct. 21 for the general big game season and they’ll all need to keep in mind a few important pieces of information.
Be bear aware
Grizzly bear populations are continuing to expand in western Montana, and though we often say that anywhere in the western half of the state is grizzly bear country, not all recreationist, particularly hunters are ready to encounter a grizzly bear.
• carry bear spray, be prepared and know how to use it,
• hunt with a partner and let someone else know your plans,
• pay attention to fresh bear sign. Look for bear tracks, scat, and concentrations of natural foods,
• use caution when hunting areas that have evidence of bear activity or areas with scavenging birds such as magpies, ravens, or crows,
• get harvested big game out of the woods quickly,
• upon returning to a site where harvested game is left unattended, study the site at a distance for any movement or changes and signal your approach by making plenty of noise,
• never attempt to frighten or haze a bear from a carcass,
• contact FWP if a bear has consumed a carcass or covered it with debris rendering it unsalvageable.
For more on bears, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov; then click Be Bear Aware. Bear resistant products are described on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's website at www.igbconline.org. A “How to Hunt Safely in Grizzly Country” brochure is also available at FWP regional offices.

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