More evidence grizzly bears are getting an early start this year . . .
State wildlife officials say grizzly bears are coming out of hibernation a bit earlier than usual and have been spotted along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Just before the recent snow storm, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden a female grizzly with three yearling cubs on the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area west of Choteau. Another grizzly female with a couple of cubs that are probably two years old was reported west of Dupuyer.
FWP bear management specialist Mike Madel says it’s unusual for family groups to be out in mid-March.