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UMPD alerts students to a bear near campus

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 22:47:20-05

According to a University of Montana Alert, around 7:30 p.m the UMPD Dispatch Center took a report of a bear on campus by the Tennis Courts.

A second report, taken shortly after this was of a bear behind Schreiber Gym on Campus Drive.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks was notified and is actively attempting to trap the bear for relocation.

UMPD encourages everyone to be to be “Bear Aware”. Please call UMPD at (406) 243-4000 in the event you encounter a bear. This information will be forwarded to FWP to assist their efforts in relocation.

The report is the third time a bear has been seen near campus in the last two weeks.

You can find more educational information about bears and bear encounters by clicking here.