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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

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains

07/09/2017

Black Bear

Human Conflict

1

missoula

South end of the Mission Mountain Wilderness at the NCDE Herrick Run Release Site north of Lindberg Lake

07/03/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse/Warland Divide, KNF

06/29/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse, KNF

06/29/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Haw Fork RD

06/23/2017

Black Bear
Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Bowen Creek

06/23/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - SFK Flathead, Deep Creek

06/23/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

unknown or out-of-state

White Creek, tributary of St. Mary's River, British Columbia, Canada

06/22/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Hidden Creek, KNF

06/21/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

KNF-Cripple Horse/Warland Creek divide

06/08/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

3

park

5ish miles up Jackson Creek Rd. - USFS proprty.

06/07/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

3

park

West Fork Mill Creek trailhead

05/30/2017

Black Bear
Yearling M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

granite creek, lolo mt

05/26/2017

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Granite Creek, Lolo MT

05/26/2017

Black Bear

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear River - Flathead National Forest.

05/24/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

North Fork Skyland Creek, behind closed USFS gate

05/19/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear River - Flathead National Forest

05/17/2017

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear River - Flathead National Forest

05/17/2017

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Spotted Bear River - Flathead National Forest

05/17/2017

Grizzly Bear
Yearling F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Glacier National Park, west side, at Anaconda Creek off the closed Camas Creek Road

05/09/2017

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict