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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

Gallatin WMA

11/07/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Whale Creek.

10/21/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Deep Creek

10/20/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Kootenai National Forest - Blessed Creek.

10/14/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Upper Spread Creek, Kootenai National Forest

10/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Flathead Pass Rd. in thick timber near small creek

10/07/2016

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Anaconda Creek - Glacier National Park

10/03/2016

Grizzly Bear
Cub F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Anaconda Creek - Glacier National Park

10/03/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

3

beaverhead

South Fork of Tie Creek in the bottom by an old pullout

09/30/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Upper Pete Creek

09/29/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead Forest - Yakinikak Cr/Trail Cr.

09/22/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead Forest - Upper Whale Cr.

09/22/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

2

missoula

Upper Miller Creek

09/07/2016

Black Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

3

lewis & clark

orphaned cub from Helmville area taken to rehab center; mother road-killed

09/07/2016

Black Bear

Orphaned

2

missoula

Bear was destroyed; bear hanging around houses; property damage; habituated and exhibiting extreme food conditioned behavior

09/01/2016

Grizzly Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Gallatin WMA

08/30/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict

2

powell

Huckleberry Pass/Arastra Creek

08/16/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest near Frozen Lake

08/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest near Frozen Lake.

08/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest near Frozen Lake.

08/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

park

Horse creek, Tom Miner Basin. Private Land

08/09/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Hiatt Creek, Kootenai National Forest

07/25/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Research/Augmentation

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains, Custer-Gallatin National Forest

07/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Pete Creek/WF Yaak

07/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains, Custer-Gallatin National Forest

07/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

3

park

Turkey Creek, Crazy Mountains, Custer-Gallatin National Forest

07/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

3

gallatin

Moose creek/Swan Creek Divide

07/01/2016

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

06/25/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek Road, US Flathead NF, behind locked FS gate

06/13/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

5

carbon

Release at capture site

06/01/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Behind closed USFS gate off the Deep Creek road above the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead NF

05/30/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

toole

Released on-site (same as capture location); DNRC state lands near private ranch, open, rugged grasslands in breaks of Marias River

05/27/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Grizzly Bear
adult female

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Established IGBC grizzly bear relocation site, in upper Puzzle Creek of the Morrison Cr. drainage

05/23/2016

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Black Bear
yearling male

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek

05/13/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission.

05/12/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Onsite with landowner permission

05/12/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

lincoln

Cripple Horse

05/04/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/22/2016

Black Bear
sub-adult female

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Big Creek

04/22/2016

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

2

missoula

Teepee Creek in head of Howard Creek

04/22/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Haskill Mtn

04/18/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Black Bear
yearling female

Orphaned

4

meagher

Lion Creek Drainage. East side of road with gradual slope. Heavily timbered area.

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

2

missoula

Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

2

missoula

Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

2

missoula

Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling U

Orphaned

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

04/14/2016

Black Bear
Yearling U

Orphaned

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Cedar Crk

04/12/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage.

04/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek drainage

04/11/2016

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Livestock Conflict

1

flathead

Big Crk

04/10/2016

Black Bear
adult male

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

flathead

Big Creek

04/10/2016

Black Bear
Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Black Bear
yearling unknown

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Big Creek

04/09/2016

Black Bear
Yearling U

Orphaned

2

missoula

various spots in the headwaters of Bellmont Creek

04/08/2016

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

2

missoula

various spots in the headwaters of Bellmont Creek

04/08/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

1

lincoln

Cub transported to FWP Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Helena

02/12/2016

Black Bear
COY unknown

Orphaned

3

Relocated to unknown location in R3

01/18/2016

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned