Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts

OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife specialists reported that the conflicts began in mid-July in the Ovando and Woodworth areas where the bears broke into three grain sheds. FWP worked with the property owners to install an electric fence at all sites to prevent more issues.

The bears moved on from that immediate area but stayed close to places where people live and recreate. Late last week, the pair broke into another gr...


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