Three Grizzlies Captured Near Eureka and Relocated

By Beacon Staff

State wildlife officials have captured and relocated a family of grizzly bears after they got into dog food, chicken feed and killed chickens east of Eureka.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens captured an adult female and two 2-year-old bears on Saturday.

Grizzly bear management specialist Tim Manley says the adult female would soon be forcing the young bears to venture out on their own, so the bears were split up.

The adult female was released in the upper Stillwater drainage, the 2-year-old female was released in Coal Creek drainage of the North Fork of the Flathead, and the 2-year-old male was released on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir.

All three were radio-collared. The same family group of grizzlies had been captured last year and moved into the Coal Creek drainage.

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