Officials Kill, Relocate Bears on Rocky Mountain Front

Officials euthanized bear after determining it killed three other calves in a month

By Tristan Scott

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials say a calf-killing grizzly bear near Bynum was killed and another was trapped and moved for attacking sheep outside Pendroy.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Monday that a 500-pound, 4-year-old male grizzly was captured on Friday after killing a calf on a ranch west of Bynum.

Wildlife officials decided to euthanize the bear after determining the same bear killed three other calves over a four-week period.

A day earlier, wildlife officials captured a 220-pound, 3-year-old female that killed several sheep on a ranch west of Pendroy.

Officials put a radio collar on the bear and released it in the Sun River Wildlife Management Area west of Augusta.

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