Grizzly Killed – Public Reminded to Secure Attractants

SWAN VALLEY - Labor Day weekend a 550-pound, black colored, male grizzly bear was hit and killed near mile marker 40 on Highway 83 N. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Warden Bill Koppen warns the community that bears are hungry and looking for an easy meal. Securing attractants is essential to keep people safe and bears alive.

The grizzly has been in the Seeley-Swan area for the past 12 years. It had been captured on several occasions and wore a radio collar for many years. Koppen said it had never caused any problems in the past.

Labor Day was a holiday and so there was no garbage...


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Sofie writes:

Heartbreaking....poor bear...