Camping season has started...and that coincides with bears waking up from hibernation.  You can never be too careful!

According to Big Sky Fire Department, bears are definitely out of hibernation in Big Sky. The one in the picture was photographed by BSFD on Lone Mountain Trail 1 mile east of Big Sky Resort in late April.

Please use care when hiking and please do not put garbage out the night before a pickup as it attracts bears to your home. For more tips on how to coexist safely with bears, please visit these websites: