- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - As Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials warn that bears will be waking from their hibernations soon, a pair of grizzlies caught near Mud Lake became a perfect example.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1E75Q7Q ) two grizzlies were captured earlier this month. They were fitted with radio collars and relocated after Wildlife managers tried to catch a bear responsible for killing a calf. Based on photos and track measurements, officials determined the two in custody were not the culprits.

A 5-year-old male weighing 364 pounds, was moved to the Emery Creek drainage near Hungry Horse Reservoir. The other, a 465-pound, 8-year-old was released in the South Fork of Lost Creek in Swan.

The traps were a combination of leg snares and culvert traps baited with deer meat from roadkill.


Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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