GREAT FALLS — One of three young grizzly bears that attacked and killed two calves at a ranch north of Carter has been captured and relocated to the Flathead National Forest west of Marias Pass.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce Auchly says the yearling bears had been spotted in mid-June along the Teton River and did not cause any conflicts until early Monday when they attacked the calves.
Ranch owner Dean Schuler tells the Great Falls Tribune he and his wife had spotted the bears on Sunday night. He says was walking his wife out to her car Monday morning when they heard a calf let out a “blood-curdling scream.”
Grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel says bear captured Monday weighed 223 pounds and he believes a male that got away weighs at least 250 pounds.
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