Friday, October 19, 2012

Grizzly Bear Incidents Investigated in Northwest Montana

Earlier in the week the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks announced that they are investigating several grizzly bear incidents in Northwest Montana.

According to FWP Warden Captain Lee Anderson, the remains of a female grizzly bear were found last week near Brosten Lane east of Kalispell. Anderson said that he is looking for any information the public may have about this bear.

In the second case, an individual shot and killed a male grizzly bear in his chicken coop outside his residence Sunday evening near Ferndale.

In the third incident, an individual shot and killed a female grizzly bear that was next to a chicken coop on his property last week just north of Columbia Falls.

All of these cases are under active investigation by FWP and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials.

Finally, a bird hunter shot at a female grizzly bear 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 alive by officials. The female grizzly did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

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