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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

3

park

Head of Colley Creek

08/25/2015

Black Bear
adult female

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

3

beaverhead

Open grass to dougfir tree line. Roadless area.

08/19/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Head of Canyon Creek, Gallatin National Forest

08/14/2015

Black Bear
sub-adult 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

madison

bear was not relocated/ euthanized

07/23/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Frozen Lake

07/11/2015

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Frozen Lake

07/11/2015

Grizzly Bear
COY male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

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

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

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

2

missoula

Orphaned cub taken to Helena Rehab Center

06/06/2015

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

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

4

judith basin

Russian Flats (Little Belt Mountains)

05/28/2015

Black Bear
adult female

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

1

sanders

Snake Creek Pass, Kootenai National Forest

05/19/2015

Black Bear
adult male

Preventative Measure

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