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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

Basin Creek near Mount Henry

10/23/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

Johnny Ridge Road, Beaverhead national Forest, Gravelly Mountains

10/22/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

2

powell

Several miles behind a closed gate near Huckleberry Pass

10/15/2014

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Peters Creek Gravel Pit on edge of Great Bear Wilderness Area

10/14/2014

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

3

gallatin

Portal Creek Rd.

10/10/2014

Black Bear
adult female

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Portal Creek Rd.

10/10/2014

Black Bear
COY unknown

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Moose/Swan creek divide Gallatin National Forest

10/09/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Big cr

10/07/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

3

park

Turkey creek off of Bennet Creek loop

10/07/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest; Parsnip Creek

09/30/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Emery cr

09/27/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Giebler Creek

09/26/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

3

park

Upper Bear Creek - Gallatin National Forest

09/25/2014

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

3

park

Headwaters of Shields River, Gallatin National Forest

08/29/2014

Black Bear
adult female

Preventative Measure

3

madison

Bear Creek, Upper Ruby

08/07/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

3

madison

Upper Ruby Road, Beaverhead National Forest

08/07/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big cr

07/24/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

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

Canyon cr

07/07/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Goat cr

07/05/2014

Black Bear
yearling male

Human Conflict

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

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

06/16/2014

Black Bear
sub-adult male

Human Conflict

1

lake

Goat cr

06/12/2014

Black Bear
yearling female

Orphaned

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 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

2

missoula

Belmont Creek

05/15/2014

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

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 female

Orphaned

1

flathead

Sent to Wildlife Center

05/07/2014

Black Bear
COY male

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

1

flathead

Peters Creek Gravel Pit near Great Bear Wilderness Area

01/15/2014

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict