Tent Camping Banned in 3 Montana Campgrounds
Last July, Kevin Kammer was camping in Soda Butte campground outside of Cooke City, Montana. In the middle of the night he was drug from his tent and killed by a grizzly bear. The grizzly bear a large sow was killed, and her cubs relocated. Since this incident officials have decided to ban tents in 3 campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park. The 3 campgrounds that are banning tents are: Soda Butte, Colter, and Chief Joseph.
Gallatin National Forests officials are being very cautious, and the ban will be for the entire summer. Only campers made from metal or strong composite plastic will be allowed in these campgrounds, pop-up campers are banned as well. Managers of six national forests surrounding Yellowstone are evaluating management options to prevent grizzly-human incidents. From the Yellowstone Insider.