Montana’s wildlife is diverse. Using common sense and education, Montana Landowners can support their local wildlife and reduce negative encounters.
If you live in an area with bears, A Bear-Proof Garbage can, and bear-safe living are essential to reduce negative encounters on your property. Be Bear Aware!
Threatened and endangered species of wildlife may be present in certain areas. Check with the Montana Division of Wildlife about concerns related to the area in which your property is located.
Hunting has been part of a way of life in Montana for centuries. Neighbors may allow legal hunting activities on their property. Informing yourself of areas where such activities are allowed may be important to you. Montana Hunting Regulations
Harsh winters can bring unexpected herds of elk and deer onto private lands. They may damage fences, pastures, and other personal property. Checking with Fish Wildlife & Parks about how to address these potential problems before they occur will help both you and the wildlife.