Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a sub-adult male grizzly bear on Tuesday, April 23 in the Helmville Valley in response to its involvement with livestock depredations.
USDA Wildlife Services captured the grizzly after it killed a calf on April 20. The bear killed two calves prior to its capture on April 23rd and was suspected to be involved in three depredations last year near that same site.
Due to the bear’s history of livestock depredations, FWP made the decision to euthanize it in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in accordance with Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee guidelines.
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