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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 Web page visitors can keep track of bears, mountain lions, and wolves that are trapped or otherwise captured and relocated to another area.

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

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Pete Creek/WF Yaak

07/14/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Pete Creek/WF Yaak

07/14/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains, Custer-Gallatin National Forest

07/14/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains, Custer-Gallatin National Forest

07/14/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

3

gallatin

Moose creek/Swan Creek Divide

07/01/2016

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

Moose creek/Swan Creek Divide

07/01/2016

Grizzly Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

06/25/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

06/25/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek Road, US Flathead NF, behind locked FS gate

06/13/2016

Black Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek Road, US Flathead NF, behind locked FS gate

06/13/2016

Grizzly Bear

Livestock Conflict

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Black Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Grizzly Bear

Livestock Conflict

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Black Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Black Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Black Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Grizzly Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Black Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Grizzly Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Grizzly Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission

05/12/2016

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

05/12/2016

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission

05/12/2016

Grizzly Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

05/12/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Black Bear

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Grizzly Bear

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Creek

04/22/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/22/2016

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Big Creek

04/22/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/22/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Teepee Creek in head of Howard Creek

04/22/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

2

missoula

Teepee Creek in head of Howard Creek

04/22/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Black Bear

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Grizzly Bear

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

2

missoula

Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Black Bear
yearling female

Orphaned

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Grizzly Bear
yearling female

Orphaned

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage

04/11/2016

Black Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage.

04/11/2016

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage

04/11/2016

Grizzly Bear

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage.

04/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/10/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/10/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

flathead

Big Creek

04/10/2016

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

flathead

Big Creek

04/10/2016

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Black Bear
yearling unknown

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Grizzly Bear
yearling unknown

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

2

missoula

various spots in the headwaters of Bellmont Creek

04/08/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

2

missoula

various spots in the headwaters of Bellmont Creek

04/08/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Cub transported to FWP Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Helena

02/12/2016

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Cub transported to FWP Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Helena

02/12/2016

Grizzly Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

3

Relocated to unknown location in R3

01/18/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

3

Relocated to unknown location in R3

01/18/2016

Grizzly Bear

Orphaned