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An unsecured garbage can is an easy target for bears to find food. State wildlife officials say bear activity is on the rise in Northwest Montana. Whitefish has reported 19 black bears getting into garbage and eating fruit in its urban center. 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.