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3 Grizzly Bears Captured After Eating Grain Near Shelby

Sow had no previous conflicts with people so the family of bears would be relocated

GREAT FALLS — A sow grizzly bear and two cubs were captured because they were coming near residences along the Rocky Mountain Front to eat spilled grain, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said.

One of the young bears was lured into a culvert trap about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Shelby on Sunday, said grizzly bear management specialist Wesley Sarmento. The sow and the other cub were standing nearby and were tranquilized.

Sarmento told the Great Falls Tribune the sow had no previous conflicts with people so the family of bears would be relocated. Wildlife managers had not yet decided where to move them.