By Henry Netherland

Black bear euthanized near Seeley Lake Ranger Station


September 2, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - A large male black bear was captured by a culvert trap and euthanized by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) earlier this month. FWP Bear Specialist Jamie Jonkel said they were confident that this was the same bear that had broken into at least 10 trailers causing “severe damage” to at least two of them.

The bear broke into a couple of campers and garbage sheds around Elaine’s Way before he broke into a garage at the Seeley Lake Ranger Station. There, he was able to get some dog food. Jonkel said they knew the bear would return to get more dog food so they set a trap...

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