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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