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A family of black bears comb through a garbage dumpster in Whitefish recently. State officials are urging people to securely store garbage to prevent bear encounters. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks photo)

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Unsecured garbage in Whitefish a smorgasbord for bears
September 14, 2021 1:36 p.m.

Unsecured garbage in Whitefish a smorgasbord for bears

19 black bear reports; grizzly relocated

Following recent reports and sightings of 19 black bears getting into garbage and eating fruit in Whitefish, and the capture and relocation of a grizzly bear from downtown Whitefish, state wildlife officials have once again issued a stern warning for Whitefish area residents.