Montana Outdoor Podcast

Are You Bear Aware? Bears are Getting Ready for Hibernation Right Now! Are You Ready!!

September 09, 2023 Danielle Oyler, Wildlife Stewardship Outreach Specialist from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Season 3 Episode 2
Montana Outdoor Podcast
Are You Bear Aware? Bears are Getting Ready for Hibernation Right Now! Are You Ready!!
Show Notes

Are You Bear Aware? Bears are Getting Ready for Hibernation Right Now! Be Ready!! What Should You do if You Surprise a Bear? What Should You do if You Are in a Physical Confrontation with a Bear?

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks with Danielle Oyler, Wildlife Stewardship Outreach Specialist from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. One of Danielle’s many specialties is teaching the public all about living with wildlife, and particularly with bears. She knows a TON about bears and how they behave. Grizzly Bear populations have grown A LOT across Montana. In fact, Grizzly Bears can now be found from across Western Montana to as far east as Billings.

It is perfect timing having Danielle on the Montana Outdoor Podcast as Governor Gianforte recently announced that September is Bear Aware Month in Montana. To Celebrate the FWP is holding events across Montana. Be sure and attend an event near you and bring the whole family. You will have a great time and you will learn a lot of things that could just save your life if you have an encounter with a bear.

Listen now and you will learn about where the events are being held, prizes you can win, like free bear spray, as well as all kinds of life saving information.
You will also learn how to make your home and property less attractive to bears, plus a whole lot more. You can click here to learn all about Bear Aware Month and when and where the events are happening around Montana! That link also has a link to lots of videos about bears in Montana. You can also click here to watch a video of this week’s podcast guest, Danielle Oyler talking about how to identify signs of bear activity.  If you have any questions for Danielle about bears and Bear Aware Month, just click here to send her an email

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