May 25, 2012 10:59 PM by KBZK (Bozeman)

Grizzly bear death being investigated

Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a grizzly bear that was killed in the Big Sky area.

At around 7:30 a.m. Friday, a resident of Big Sky shot and killed an adult male bear, approximately 5 to 6 ½ years old, according to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

A necropsy is being conducted at the state wildlife laboratory in Bozeman.

Agents from the US Fish and Wildlife Service along with MT FWP are investigating the death.

Because grizzly bears remain listed as an endangered species, incidents involving unnatural death require a joint investigation by federal and state authorities, the FWP explained in its release.


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