FWP Kills One Grizzly, Relocates Two in Northwest Montana

By Beacon Staff

Wildlife officials have captured and relocated two grizzly bears and killed another one in northwestern Montana. All three of the bears had a history of killing chickens in the area.

Tim Manley with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Thursday a 5-year-old male grizzly that was frequenting homes and breaking into chicken coops in the Ferndale area has been captured and euthanized. FWP officials say the bear had a long history of breaking into structures from Lake Blaine to Condon.

Meanwhile, a 5-year-old female grizzly was caught Thursday near Eureka and was relocated to Big Creek in the North Fork Drainage. Trappers caught a 3-year-old male grizzly the same day near Ferndale and moved it to the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. Both bears were fitted with a radio collar.

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