Posted: Jun 6, 2013 9:21 PM by MTN News
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Wildlife managers are reminding visitors to Glacier National Park to stay far away from Bear bait stations and traps. A long term effort to monitor grizzly bear numbers is underway again this summer in Glacier.
Those bait stations, automated cameras and traps are used to capture and monitor grizzlies within the park's boundaries.
There are signs are posted near the bait stations and traps and it's likely bears are active in the area.
"It's always good if you're in the woods for any reason, to be aware of your surroundings. And if you see an area whether it's inside of outside of Glacier Park, where there's flagging and it's looks like maybe there's a cubby build or there could be a snare there, or there's a bear culvert trap. Just stay completely away from that area because there's a certain reason why it's in that spot, it's probably an area that's frequented by bears," said John Fraley, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Trapping efforts are expected to continue through the month of October at a variety of locations throughout the park.