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1 grizzly relocated, 1 killed after preying on livestock

Posted at 4:18 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 06:18:42-04

Two cases of grizzly bear depredations along the Rocky Mountain Front have resulted in a female grizzly being trapped and relocated and a male grizzly trapped and euthanized.

According to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the 220-pound, 3-year-old female bear was captured April 26 west of Pendroy after several sheep were killed on a ranch.

The bear was fitted with a radio collar and released near Rose Creek on the Sun River Wildlife Management Area west of Augusta.

On April 27, a 502-pound, 4-year-old male was captured on a ranch west of Bynum near the Front foothills after a calf depredation.

Field evidence and physical measurements identified the unmarked male grizzly as being responsible for three confirmed calf depredations over a four-week period.

The male bear was euthanized the same day.