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On May 4th during a monitoring flight, FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley located a collared male grizzly bear that was dragging its hind quarters. Manley landed, and euthanized the bear, which was located near Wolf Creek Drive and Highway 83, near the Swan River.
Game Warden Chuck Bartos investigated, and a necropsy determined that the bear had been shot.
FWP is looking for any information regarding this incident. Anyone with information on this case should call Warden Chuck Bartos (253-2934), or 1-800-TIP-MONT. Callers can remain anonymous and a reward may be available.
(Report by John Fraley – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)