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Preventing conflicts with bears

this year, bears have traveled the river corridors – Sun, Marias, Dearborn and Teton – east from the Rocky Mountain Front looking for natural foods.

But the animals can also be attracted to unprotected opportunistic foods, like grain, livestock and livestock feed, garbage and pet food.

Folks who live and recreate on those river corridors should pick up food attractants and protect livestock.

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Bow hunter education summer session

The Summer class for Bow Hunter Education is scheduled to begin. This will be the final course offered in Lewistown for 2015. All sessions will be held at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks building near the airport. The course is free of charge. Those born after Jan. 1, 1985 must have completed a Hunter education course as a pre-requisite.

All registration is done online at the Montana FWP website. The web site is fwp.mt.gov. Handbooks will be available in the entry way of the FWP building. Please pick up one before the class starts and begin studying it. Classes are scheduled for Monday July 13th, 14th, and 16th. All sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude each evening at 9:00 p.m.

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Fish & Wildlife Commission to meet July 8-9 in Great Falls

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public open house in Great Falls for the Fish & Wildlife Commission on July 8, which will be followed by the commission's regular monthly meeting on July 9.

The open house will be held for area residents to informally visit with Fish & Wildlife Commissioners and other FWP staff. The open house starts at 6 p.m. on July 8 at FWP Region 4 Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Road.

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Becoming an outdoors woman workshop - August 7-9

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman summer workshop is set for Aug. 7-9 at Lubrecht Forest, east of Missoula.

Registration is now open and women are encouraged to sign up with a friend to learn a new activity or improve existing skills.

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