Multiple Grizzly Incidents Reported In MontanaMontana FWP, Bear Hunting Magazine
Montana FWP reported that they are investigating several grizzly bear incidents in the northwestern part of the state. First, the remains of a female grizzly were found last week east of Kalispell. Officials are looking for any information the public may have about the bear.
The second incident involves a male grizzly that was shot and killed by a resident when the owners chicken coop was attacked by the bear Sunday evening near Ferndale.
In the last incident, an individual shot and killed a female grizzly that was next to a chicken coop on their property north of Columbia Falls.
All three cases are still under investigation by the FWP and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
On another note, a bird hunter shot at a female grizzly in what was described as a surprise encounter near Bigfork. The hunter was unharmed and reported the incident immediately to FWP. The sow grizzly had a cub, and both were later found to be alive and did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries.