Grizzly Captured Near Red Lodge, Relocated

Rancher reported Monday that one of his cows had been killed

By Dillon Tabish

BILLINGS — State and federal wildlife biologists captured a young grizzly bear west of Red Lodge on property where a cow had been killed and moved it to an area north of Yellowstone National Park.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife management specialist Kevin Frey of Bozeman says a rancher reported Monday that one of his cows had been killed. U.S. Wildlife Services officials set a snare on Tuesday and trapped a 2-year-old, 225-pound male bear.

The bear was tranquilized and marked before it was relocated in the Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone around Yellowstone National Park.

Frey says the young bear may not have killed the cow, but likely accompanied the bear that did. He says if the bear is involved in any further conflict with people or livestock it could be killed.

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