Spring black bear hunting season opens April 15


April 13, 2022

The spring black bear hunting season starts April 15.

There are several changes to the black bear hunting regulations in 2022, including

• A new 48-hour reporting requirement for all black bear harvests

• A new black bear season in Region 6 (northeast Montana)

• In Region 1 (northwest Montana), successful hunters are required to submit one premolar tooth from any black bear harvested within 10 days of harvest. They are not required to have a harvested bear inspected and tagged by FWP staff. Teeth can be submitted in person or by mail (post-marked within 10 days) with a submission f...

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