9 grizzly bears relocated in 2 weeks in NW Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana wildlife officials say biologists have captured and relocated nine grizzly bears in northwestern Montana over the past two weeks.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said in a statement Friday that eight of the bears were captured in several incidents in the northeastern Flathead Valley, from killing chickens and a sheep to getting into pig feed.
The bears included a female with two young cubs, a female with a yearling, two young males and an adult male.
Most of the bears fitted with radio collars or ear-tag transmitters and released in more remote sites including Frozen Lake, Spotted Bear, and the Sullivan Creek drainage.
To the west, a 3-year-old male grizzly was captured and relocated in the Yaak Valley after it killed some chickens.
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