Grizzlies nabbed about 100 chickens so far this spring

By | June 6, 2013

Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News reports that bear managers across the Flathead are continuing to have problems with grizzly bears and chickens. To date, grizzlies have dined on about 100 chickens in the valley, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear specialist Tim Manley reported last week. Manley said he helped landowners in the Flathead Valley install seven temporary electric fences around chicken coops over the past three weeks. Chickens have grown popular with homeowners. Bears, however, are attracted to the feed and the chickens as an easy meal. Read the full article here.

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