FWP to Euthanize Grizzly for Killing Calves


The following is part of an article from the Great Falls Tribune:

by Karl Puckett

Bear managers decided to euthanize a healthy grizzly bear snared Thursday for repeatedly killing calves at a ranch 25 miles northwest of Wolf Creek.

Since the weekend, the bear preyed on seven calves and, displaying behavior rare for a grizzly, cached the carcasses nearby instead of immediately feeding, said Mike Madel, a grizzly bear management specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

FWP and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisors agreed to remove the 7 1/2-year-old, 535-pound grizzly from the northwest Montana population Thursday afternoon.

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Source:  Great Falls Tribune

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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