Multiple Grizzly Incidents Reported In Montana

Montana FWP, Bear Hunting Magazine
10/19/2012

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.



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