There is a difference though. Now they are waking up and going well out onto the plains-
We discussed this a lot last fall, with grizzly bears pushing eastward out of the Rockies well onto the plains of north central Montana. One almost made it to the Missouri River (shades of Lewis and Clark!).
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is holding local meetings on co-existing on this long settled, but sparsely populated part of Montana. So far there doesn’t seem to the crazy talk we have become used to on some of this big animal issues.
Grizzlies out along the Front. Great Falls Tribune.
Meetings scheduled on Front about coexistence with grizzly bears. By Eve Byron. Helena Independent Record as printed in the Billings Gazette.