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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 Puzzle Creek locked gate near Morrison creek bridge.

10/14/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Deadhorse Creek - Flathead National Forest.

10/13/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

4

cascade

Divide Rd., west of Kings Hill, Little Belt Mts.

10/04/2020

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

4

cascade

Divide Rd., west of Kings Hill, Little Belt Mts.

10/04/2020

Black Bear
Cub F

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Relocated by Warden Dan Curtin to Wagon Mountain Road, Lolo Creek area

09/24/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

Granite Butte

09/22/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

Moose Creek

09/20/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

park

Colley Creek

09/16/2020

Black Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

meagher

Head of White Gulch

09/12/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Deep Creek. Flathead National Forest.

09/11/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict

3

jefferson

Upper Dry Creek Drainage (Elkhorn Mountains)

09/08/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Frozen Lake area in the Whitefish Range

09/05/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Blessed Creek, Kootenai National Forest

09/04/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

Pine trees, about 200 yards from Hwy 43

09/03/2020

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Hwy 12 to Lolo pass, USFS road 595 crooked fork rd, 8 miles to upper granite 2198. 1/2 mile to turn around & release site.

09/02/2020

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

USFS land along Maudlow-Ringling Rd.

08/26/2020

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

park

Colley Creek

08/21/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Flathead Pass/Haw Gulch - USFS

08/17/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

3

beaverhead

End of Price Peet road. BLM. Forested with water.

08/10/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

park

Colley Creek

08/09/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

5

carbon

Commissary Ridge, Pryor Mountains

07/21/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

4

meagher

Deadman Cr. at Spur park

07/15/2020

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek - Flathead National Forest.

07/13/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Ramsey Creek

07/11/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear drainage - Flathead National Forest.

07/10/2020

Grizzly Bear
Yearling F

Preventative Measure

3

beaverhead

Creek bottom, miles from any residences

07/09/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear drainage - Flathead National Forest.

07/09/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

Gully with a brush creek bottom. Heavily timbered on one side, Semi arid on the other

07/07/2020

Black Bear

Orphaned

1

flathead

Anaconda Creek, Glacier National Park

07/01/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Warland Ridge, Kootenai National Forest

06/27/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

State land off Blacktail Rd. Approx 40-45 miles SE of Dillon.

06/23/2020

Black Bear
Cub M

Orphaned

5

yellowstone

Kamp Property

06/15/2020

Black Bear
Sub-Adult U

Preventative Measure

2

granite

Released 1 mile north of Eight-mile rd 4321 and Harvey clearcut 8412 junction on powerline access road.

06/10/2020

Black Bear
Yearling F

Preventative Measure

4

glacier

Pike Creek Road

06/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

4

glacier

Pike Creek Road

06/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Yearling F

Human Conflict

4

glacier

Pike Creek Road

06/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

2

ravalli

Four miles up Lee Creek road. 100 yards up unmarked spur road to the west

06/02/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

Custer National Forest just above Stocker Branch Ck.

06/01/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

7

rosebud

Custer National Forest just above Stocker Branch Creek. Landowners Bull Ranch, Bones Brothers and Brown Cattle Co were notified and ok with it.

06/01/2020

Black Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek, Kootenai National Forest

05/29/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Deep Cr. SFK Flathead

05/28/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Whale Creek. Flathead National Forest

05/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek. Flathead National Forest.

05/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

North Fork Flathead at B.C. border. Flathead National Forest.

05/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Upper Coal Creek

05/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

lake

Logan Creek GNP

05/08/2020

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Logging Creek, Glacier National Park

04/27/2020

Grizzly Bear
Yearling F

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Logging Creek, Glacier National Park

04/27/2020

Grizzly Bear
Yearling F

Livestock Conflict