2019 costly year for livestock lost to bears, cougars, wolves
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 4, 2020

2019 was the costliest year on record for livestock loss in Montana, according to the Montana Livestock Loss Statistics’ page.

According to the state agency, 363 claims were filed for $247,800.13, more than the 294 claims filed for $230,411.85 filed in 2018.

The claim amounts have risen over the past decade from the 2008 number of 238 claims worth $87,317.68.

The claims represent cases where livestock owner filed for reimbursement after wolves, bears, and cougars killed them.