Bear stories

By | July 23, 2014

The Flathead Beacon reported that a grizzly bear captured on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation after it killed a calf was relocated to the Whale Creek drainage of the North Fork Flathead River. On July 16, Blackfeet tribal biologists captured the 220-pound, 2-to-3 year-old-male grizzly bear at the site of a calf kill near the Montana and Alberta border. The bear did not have any previous history of conflicts, and was fitted with a radio collar. It will be monitored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear biologists, according to John Fraley, an FWP information officer.

The Daily Inter Lake had two bear stories:

  • A 5-year-old black bear that scared a family away from its picnic on the east side of Glacier National Park has been put down for that incident and other behavior that indicated it did not fear people. Read that full story here.  Here’s the story from the Park.
  • A grizzly bear that wandered into the Silverbrook Estates subdivision on the north end of Kalispell Monday night got lots of attention, but it moved on without incident and is still being pursued by state wildlife officials.  Read that full story here.