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Grizzly Bear Euthanized after History of Returning to Residences in Search of Food


LINCOLN - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a grizzly bear on Thursday, Sept. 1. The bear had a history of accessing unsecured attractants at homes sites and eventually began breaking into structures over the past month, in search of food.

The 240-pound sub-adult male grizzly bear was originally captured in the Basin Creek area northwest of Boulder, Mont. Aug. 16 after returning to a private residence several times looking for food and causing property damage. FWP relocated the bear to a remote area northwest of Lincoln, Mont. in the upper Blackfoot Valley in hopes that it wou...

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