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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

lincoln

Poorman Creek

10/12/2019

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Bill, Spotted Bear Area - Flathead NF.

10/09/2019

Grizzly Bear
Young of Year F

Human Conflict

4

meagher

Studhorse, near Higgins Park, Little Belts

10/06/2019

Black Bear
Yearling U

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

13 miles cripple horse creek

10/01/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

Moose Creek Drainage

09/24/2019

Black Bear
Adult F

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

Moose Creek

09/22/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Frozen Lake Road - NFK Flathead on the Flathead National Forest.

09/21/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

Frozen Lake Rd - NFK Flathead. Flathead National Forest.

09/21/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

3

beaverhead

Mountain creek drainage

09/21/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

top of granite butte

09/18/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

Moose Creek-USFS

09/18/2019

Black Bear
Young of Year M

Preventative Measure

4

meagher

Head of Bangtail Cr. between Studhorse and Newlan.

09/15/2019

Black Bear
Yearling U

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Big Bill area, Spotted Bear River - Flathead NF

09/09/2019

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

3

broadwater

Grassy ridge leading into Swamp Creek. USFS.

09/01/2019

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Bill - Flathead National Forest

08/22/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Bill - Flathead National Forest.

08/22/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

4

cascade

National Forest wooded area

08/09/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict

1

missoula

Private property - Released onsite with landowner permission.

07/23/2019

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Released behind a locked gate on BLM property in the bottom of Belmont Creek, which is located in the Blackfoot watershed Northeast of Missoula.

07/17/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Whoopee/Hiatt Creek

07/16/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Research/Augmentation

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Whoopee/Hiatt crk rd

07/13/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Research/Augmentation

3

beaverhead

Mountain Creek bottom, roadless area. Sawmill Creek.

07/13/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

Creek Bottom, Sawmill creek.

07/13/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

2

ravalli

RAILROAD CREEK RD.

07/11/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek - Flathead National Forest.

07/09/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Livestock Conflict

2

ravalli

RAILROAD CREEK

07/02/2019

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

2

ravalli

WAHLQUIST RIDGE RD. 4281. JUST BEHIND IT'S LOCKED GATE AT IT'S INTERSECTION WITH AMBROSE-SAWMILL RD 4267.

06/30/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

7

rosebud

Poker Jim Custer Forest

06/27/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Upper Belmont Creek

06/21/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Lewis and Clark National Forest. Top of Marsh Cr. Granite Butte

06/17/2019

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

4

glacier

USFS Pike Creek Rd, end of road

06/14/2019

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

4

teton

South side of closed road on the north side of muddy creek.

06/14/2019

Grizzly Bear

Preventative Measure

3

madison

West Fork Madison River-USFS

06/10/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Head of Lee Creek behind closed gate

06/08/2019

Black Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

judith basin

Off Forest Service road 487, between Lower Russian Creek and Hidden Lake. Catch poled and ear tagged with #4070

06/07/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Flathead Pass Road

06/03/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Upper Boles Creek behind gate

06/03/2019

Black Bear
Adult F

Preventative Measure

3

park

Colley Creek-USFS

06/01/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

10.5 miles up Elk Meadows road off Hwy 12. Approximately .5 mile from Idaho State line.

05/26/2019

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Rayharts, Polebridge

05/11/2019

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Dead Horse Creek Road at closed gate.

05/10/2019

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Dead Horse Creek Road at closed gate.

05/10/2019

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Livestock Conflict

4

teton

Halfway up Muddy Creek Road. Road currently closed.

05/08/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

teton

Past Muddy Creek Road on secondary road to reef. Roads currently closed to public.

05/08/2019

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Upper Belmont Creek just downstream from the Burnt Fork

05/07/2019

Black Bear
Yearling M

Research/Augmentation

lake

Cilly Crk

05/06/2019

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

2

powell

Euthenized at site

04/23/2019

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

N Hubbard Dam

04/18/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict

4

lewis & clark

Lower Elkhorn Campground Beartooth WMA

04/17/2019

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

1

flathead

N Hubbard Dam

04/08/2019

Black Bear

Human Conflict