Black bear - National Parks Service

BYNUM, Mont. - Officials in the City of Choteau are warning residents to be bear aware after a hunter had an encounter with a bear Sunday east of Bynum.

According to an alert shared by the City of Choteau on Facebook, the hunter fired two shots at the bear, but the bear did not make contact. 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were unable to find an injured bear. 

City officials are urging hunters and property owners to have bear spray with them, make loud noises and stay in groups to be bear aware. 

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