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Bear, Mountain Lion, and Wolf Relocation

Throughout the year, FWP is called on to respond to wildlife-most notably black bears-that come in close contact with homeowners and residential areas. FWP also responds to calls related to grizzly bears, and, less frequently, mountain lions. FWP is also responsible for calls from ranchers and others whose livestock or pets have encounters with wolves.

On this webpage visitors can keep track of bears, mountain lions, and wolves that are trapped or otherwise captured and relocated to another area. Animals that are lethally removed in response to conflict are not represented here.

In Montana, wildlife and humans live in close contact with each other every day. Visit the Living with Wildlife pages for tips on how to deal with wildlife that enters neighborhoods and backyards.

Wildlife Relocation Search

FWP Region

County

Release Location

Release Date

Species

Reason for Relocation

1

flathead

Behind locked gate on Coal Creek State Forest in Coal Creek Drainage, west of North Fork of the Flathead.

06/05/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Moose City Area

06/05/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Birch Creek, Private Property

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Private Property, Bigfork

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Private Property, Bigfork

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Deep Creek, Flathead National Forest

06/01/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Sullivan Creek

05/25/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Wounded Buck creek, Flathead National forest

05/21/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

4

lewis & clark

USFS Lewis & Clark NF, Benchmark Road, established relocation site near Wood Creek.

05/16/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek - Kootenai National Forest

05/01/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

4

lewis & clark

Sun River WMA, Rose Creek

04/27/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Camas Creek, Glacier National Park

04/26/2018

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Going to Sun Rd GNP

04/25/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict