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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

Relocation Year: 

FWP Region County Release Location Release Date Species Reason for Relocation
1 flathead Flathead National Forest, Whale Creek 07/16/2014 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Livestock Conflict
3 gallatin Lodgepole Creek - upper Gallatin, GWMA 07/16/2014 Grizzly Bear
adult male
Livestock Conflict
3 madison Johnny Ridge, Beaverhead National Forest 07/11/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Preventative Measure
1 flathead At the end of the Puzzle Creek road of Skyland Cr drainage, behind locked gate. 07/01/2014 Grizzly Bear
yearling male
Livestock Conflict
4 judith basin Corral Creek near Russian Flats, Little Belt Mountains 06/29/2014 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
1 flathead Big Cr 06/25/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
1 flathead Emery Cr 06/25/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
3 park Jackson Creek – Gallatin National Forest 06/24/2014 Black Bear
yearling female
Preventative Measure
1 sanders Kootenai, National Forest, Snake Creek Pass 06/21/2014 Black Bear
adult unknown
Preventative Measure
1 lincoln Kootenai National Forest, Hiatt Creek 06/19/2014 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Research/Augmentation
1 lincoln Kootenai National Forest, Hiatt Creek 06/19/2014 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Research/Augmentation
1 lincoln Kootenai National Forest; Devils Club 06/18/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Human Conflict
1 lake Goat cr 06/12/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat cr 06/12/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat cr 06/12/2014 Black Bear
yearling female
Orphaned
1 lake Goat cr 06/12/2014 Black Bear
yearling female
Orphaned
1 lake Goat cr 06/12/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
4 teton Blackleaf WMA- abandoned well site north of Muddy Creek. Small meadow surrounded by Lodgepole forest. 06/10/2014 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
1 flathead Cedar Cr 06/07/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 lake Goat Crk 05/27/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 lincoln South Portal 05/26/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Big Crk 05/23/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Big Crk 05/20/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead N Hubbard Dam Rd 05/19/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Big Crk 05/15/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Carcass Recovery 05/11/2014 Black Bear
adult female
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead Sent to Wildlife Center 05/07/2014 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 flathead Sent to Wildlife Center 05/07/2014 Black Bear
COY female
Orphaned
1 lincoln Trego Railraod tracks 05/07/2014 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead Big Crk 05/03/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead N Hubbard Dam Rd 04/07/2014 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
1 flathead N Hubbard Dam Rd 04/07/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Human Conflict
1 flathead N Hubbard Dam Rd 04/07/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Camas Rd GNP 04/07/2014 Grizzly Bear
adult male
Livestock Conflict
1 flathead N Hubbard Dam Rd 04/04/2014 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead N Fork Rd 04/03/2014 Black Bear
yearling male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture