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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

flathead

Not released, euthanized.

11/12/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear not relocated, euthanized

11/09/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear not relocated, euthanized

11/09/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear not relocated, euthanized

11/07/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Canyon Cr

11/03/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

3

park

Forest Service Land

11/02/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Geibler Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/31/2015

Black Bear
adult unknown

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Parsnip Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/30/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Parsnip Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/30/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

10/29/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

sanders

Devils Club Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/26/2015

Black Bear
adult unknown

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Parsnip Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/24/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

6

phillips

Bighorn Cr.

10/24/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult unknown

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

10/23/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Carcass recovery

10/21/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Parsnip Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/20/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Hidden Creek Gallatin National Forest

10/19/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

3

lewis & clark

Helena Rehab Center for cubs

10/17/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Bear not relocated, euthanized

10/17/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/16/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/16/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/16/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Helena rehab center

10/15/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse divide, Kootenai National Forest

10/13/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/10/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/10/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/10/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/09/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/09/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

10/09/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Helena black bear cub rehab center

10/09/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Orphaned

2

mineral

Hoodoo Pass area on Trout Creek

10/09/2015

Black Bear
adult unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Lost Park Creek near Lolo Pass

10/09/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

3

lewis & clark

Helena Rehab Center

10/08/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

3

lewis & clark

orphan taken to Helena Rehab Center

10/08/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

2

missoula

Granite Pass

10/08/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Carcass recovery

10/07/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Taken to Helena Rehab Center

10/06/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

3

lewis & clark

Taken to Helena Rehab Center

10/06/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Puzzle Creek.

10/06/2015

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Upper Bear Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/06/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Canyon Cr

10/05/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Dead Land owner shoot and killed

10/05/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Dead Land owner shoot and killed

10/05/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Dead Land owner shoot and killed

10/05/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

10/05/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lake

Euthanized

10/05/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

2

mineral

Lupine Creek along Wagon Mountain Road

10/05/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse/Warland, Kootenai National Forest

10/04/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Little Cherry Loop, Kootenai National Forest

10/04/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

10/03/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear not relocated, euthanized

10/03/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

south of Granite Butte

10/01/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

09/30/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

09/29/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Helena Rehab Center

09/29/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Orphaned

1

sanders

Devils Club Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/29/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/28/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/28/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/28/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/28/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Big Game Ridge

09/27/2015

Black Bear
unknown unknown

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Cedar Cr

09/26/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Cedar Cr

09/26/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Moose Creek/Swan Creek Divide

09/26/2015

Black Bear
yearling unknown

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Beaver Creek about 1 mile upstream of confluence with Missouri River

09/26/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

09/25/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

09/25/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

09/25/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

4

judith basin

USFS land, Bear Canyon Road towards Tollgate Mtn. ~1/2 mile off main road (Yogo Rd), behind Judith River WMA.

09/23/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

sanders

EF Bull River, Kootenai National Forest

09/22/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

sanders

EF Bull River, Kootenai National Forest

09/22/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

sanders

EF Bull River, Kootenai National Forest

09/22/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

sanders

EF Bull River, Kootenai National Forest

09/22/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lake

Dead shot by landowner

09/20/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Not relocated, bear euthanized

09/20/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Moose Swan Divide Custer/Gallatin National Forest

09/18/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

1

lake

Cilly Cr

09/18/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

09/17/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

3

park

Colley Creek, Custer/Gallatin National Forest

09/17/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Preventative Measure

1

lake

Private land. Onsite release. Ferndale area.

09/17/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lake

Private land. Onsite release. Ferndale area.

09/17/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lake

Private land. Onsite release. Ferndale area.

09/17/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

3

gallatin

Teepee Creek Trailhead

09/16/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

sanders

Calico Creek, Lolo National Forest

09/16/2015

Black Bear
unknown unknown

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Emery Cr

09/15/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Cherry Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/15/2015

Black Bear
unknown unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Head waters of Lost Park Creek near Lolo Pass

09/14/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Sullivan Creek

09/14/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Sullivan Creek

09/14/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lake

Cilly Cr

09/13/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

SF 5 Mile and Cripple Horse Creek divide, Kootenai National Forest

09/12/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Dead shot by landowner

09/10/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/10/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse/5 Mile Creek divide, Kootenai National Forest

09/10/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Puzzle Creek

09/09/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

09/08/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

4

lewis & clark

Sun River Game Range

09/08/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/08/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

09/07/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Whale Creek

09/07/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

missoula

Headwaters of Kraft Creek

09/06/2015

Black Bear
unknown unknown

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Woodchuck Creek

09/05/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

MCginnis Cr

09/04/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

McGinnis Cr

09/04/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Little Cherry Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/04/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

2

mineral

Head of Ward Creek

09/03/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

mineral

Head of Ward Creek

09/03/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

mineral

Head of Ward Creek

09/03/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

09/03/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

4

cascade

Little Belt Mtns

09/02/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Little Belt Mtns

09/02/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Little Belt Mtns

09/02/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

3

deer lodge

end of the California Creek road

09/02/2015

Black Bear
unknown male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

08/29/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

08/27/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

08/26/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

08/25/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Human Conflict

3

park

Head of Colley Creek

08/25/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Kings Hill- open meadow about 4 miles up road

08/24/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Kings Hill- open meadow about 4 miles up road

08/24/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

lake

Euthanized

08/23/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Open field off of Divide Road

08/21/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Open field off of Divide Road

08/21/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

1

lake

Cilly Cr

08/21/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

Open grass to dougfir tree line. Roadless area.

08/19/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

08/18/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

2

mineral

Bullion Pass

08/18/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

2

mineral

Bullion Pass

08/18/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

2

mineral

Bullion Pass

08/18/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

State Creek Drainage

08/16/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

State Creek Drainage

08/16/2015

Black Bear
COY male

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

State Creek Drainage

08/16/2015

Black Bear
COY female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Orchard Hwy 35 S. Bigfork

08/15/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Head of Canyon Creek, Gallatin National Forest

08/14/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Beaver Creek Drainage

08/12/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

sanders

Sanke Creek Pass, Kootenai National Forest

08/09/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Bear Creek, Kootenai National Forest

08/04/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Whoopee/Hiatt Creek, Kootenai National Forest

08/04/2015

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Research/Augmentation

1

flathead

SF of the Flathead in Deep Creek

08/03/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

3

gallatin

Moose Creek/Swan Divide

07/30/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Orphaned

3

gallatin

Gallatin WMA

07/27/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

3

gallatin

Gallatin WMA

07/27/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY male

Livestock Conflict

3

madison

bear was not relocated/ euthanized

07/23/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Frozen Lake

07/11/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Frozen Lake

07/11/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Frozen Lake

07/11/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY male

Livestock Conflict

3

broadwater

Magpie Gulch. Creek bottom with aspen and pine

07/10/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Coal Creek in the North Fork of the Flathead River Drainage

07/09/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Big Cr

07/05/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

2

powell

Chamberlian Creek

07/02/2015

Black Bear
unknown male

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Moose Creek, Gallatin County

06/25/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Orphaned

1

flathead

Emery Cr

06/17/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

06/15/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Emery Cr

06/13/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Canyon Cr

06/10/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Euthanized

06/10/2015

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear euthanized, it was not relocated

06/09/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Bear euthanized, not relocated

06/08/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Headwaters of Belmont Creek

06/08/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Headwaters of Lost Park Creek on MT/Idaho border

06/07/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Cr

06/06/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Orphaned cub taken to Helena Rehab Center

06/06/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

1

lake

Goat cr

06/04/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Sullivan Creek

06/04/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Sullivan Creek

06/04/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Sullivan Creek

06/04/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

4

flathead

Deep Creek, east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir

06/02/2015

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Little Cherry Loop, Kootenai National Forest

05/30/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

lake

Goat cr

05/29/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

4

judith basin

Russian Flats (Little Belt Mountains)

05/28/2015

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

1

lake

Goat Cr

05/28/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

madison

Near head of Ruby Creek on Wall Creek WMA.

05/24/2015

Black Bear
yearling female

Human Conflict

3

park

Bear Creek behind locked USFS gate at trailhead

05/23/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

5

carbon

management removal...euthanized

05/22/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

5

carbon

management removal...euthanized

05/22/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

sanders

Snake Creek Pass, Kootenai National Forest

05/19/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

5

carbon

Robertson Draw. A non-target capture. attempting to capture an adult bear. Release site was near capture site.

05/16/2015

Grizzly Bear
yearling male

Livestock Conflict

3

madison

Midway between Burnt and Elk creeks on the east side of the upper Ruby River Road.

05/08/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Headwaters of Lost Park Creek

05/07/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead Valley, Creston (Onsite)

04/25/2015

Grizzly Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, South Fork of Lost Creek

04/13/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest, Emery Creek

04/12/2015

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

North Hubbard Dam Road

03/21/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict