Friday, May 24, 2013

FWP Seeks Information on Two Grizzly Bear Shootings

The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on two recent grizzly bear shootings in the areas just south and west of Glacier:

On May 16th Game Wardens investigated a dead grizzly bear in the Star Meadows area northwest of Kalispell, more specifically Sanko Creek. Initial investigation showed that the light colored bear died from a gunshot wound. Anyone with any information is urged to call 1-800-TIPMONT, or Game Warden Chris Crane 406-249-6231.

On May 4th during a monitoring flight, FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley located a collared male grizzly bear that was dragging its hind quarters. Manley landed, and euthanized the bear, which was located near Wolf Creek Drive and Highway 83, near the Swan River.

Game Warden Chuck Bartos investigated, and a necropsy determined that the bear had been shot.

FWP is looking for any information regarding this incident. Anyone with information on this case should call Warden Chuck Bartos (406-253-2934), or 1-800-TIP-MONT.

Callers can remain anonymous and a reward may be available for both incidents.

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