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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

gallatin

Swan Creek at end of Moose Creek Rd (USFS Rd 479).

09/11/2017

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Swan Creek at end of Moose Creek Rd (USFS Rd 479).

09/11/2017

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Swan Creek at end of Moose Creek Rd (USFS Rd 479).

09/11/2017

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

south of big hole pass on the divide between idaho and montana

09/06/2017

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

deer lodge

on seymour creek rd

08/31/2017

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

2

missoula

Released in the headwaters of Sally Basin off of the East Fork of Lolo Creek

08/22/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead NF, Puzzle Creek Road, behind locked gate along old road.

08/07/2017

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

McGinnis Cr

07/29/2017

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Bug Crk

07/11/2017

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

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

1

flathead

Emery Crk

06/24/2017

Black Bear
Yearling 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

lake

Squeezer marsh

06/19/2017

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Research/Augmentation

1

lake

Soup crk

06/18/2017

Black Bear
Yearling M

Livestock Conflict

1

lake

Goat crk

06/13/2017

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Research/Augmentation

1

lake

Cilly Crk

06/09/2017

Black Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

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

1

flathead

Canyon crk

06/06/2017

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Packers roost GNP

05/31/2017

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Research/Augmentation

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