Recently Fish, Wildlife, And Parks have posted warning signs in all Sporting
Goods stores, and at all campgrounds in Montana. Due to the dramatic rise of the
bear population in Montana. The Sign reads as follows:
WARNING! To the increased number of bear sightings in Montana's National Forests
we have decided to post this flyer. When going into bear country one should
always carry pepper-spray and wear cowbells. And when you are in bear country
you need to know what species of bear you may encounter. In Black Bear country
you will see small footprints with short claws, and occasionally a torn up bush.
In Grizzly Bear country you will find large footprints, with long claws, and
there will be stumps uprooted and torn apart. The easiest way to tell what bear
you may encounter is by looking at the droppings. Black bear droppings have
small bones, berry seeds, and sometimes fur. Grizzly bear droppings however have
cowbells and smell like pepper spray! So PLEASE be careful!