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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

Relocation Year: 

FWP Region County Release Location Release Date Species Reason for Relocation
4 teton Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area, Muddy Creek Road near trailhead 12/19/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead Montana Wild, Wildlife Center 11/09/2013 Grizzly Bear
COY unknown
Orphaned
1 lincoln Kootenai National Forest, Cripple Horse Creek 11/08/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
3 lewis & clark Montana Wild, Wildlife Center 11/04/2013 Grizzly Bear
COY female
Orphaned
3 lewis & clark Montana Wild, Wildlife Center 11/04/2013 Grizzly Bear
COY female
Orphaned
1 flathead Not released. 11/03/2013 Grizzly Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
3 gallatin Spanish Creek, Gallatin NF 11/02/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Preventative Measure
1 lincoln Bear was removed and not relocated. 10/30/2013 Grizzly Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Bear was removed and not released. 10/28/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
3 lewis & clark FWP - Montana Wild Center 10/25/2013 Black Bear
COY unknown
Orphaned
3 lewis & clark MT Rehabilitation Center 10/25/2013 Black Bear
COY unknown
Orphaned
3 lewis & clark MT Rehabilitation Center 10/24/2013 Black Bear
COY unknown
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY female
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 10/22/2013 Black Bear
COY female
Orphaned
3 park West Pine Creek 10/21/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
3 lewis & clark FWP Wildlife Center 10/19/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
3 broadwater Mountain & trees 10/17/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead North Fork Flathead, Coal Creek 10/15/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
3 park Sunlight Trailhead/Bennett Loop - Crazy Mountains 10/14/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
3 park Sunlight Trailhead/Bennett Loop - Crazy Mountains 10/14/2013 Black Bear
COY female
Human Conflict
3 park Sunlight Trailhead/Bennett Loop - Crazy Mountains 10/14/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Human Conflict
1 lincoln Bear Creek, Kootenai National Forest 10/10/2013 Black Bear
yearling unknown
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead Clark Cr 10/09/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
3 lewis & clark Mountainous, forested creek. 10/07/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead North Fork Flathead, Whale Creek 10/07/2013 Grizzly Bear
adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
3 madison Storm Castle Creek, GNF, Callatin Canyon 10/05/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Preventative Measure
1 flathead Quintonkon 10/04/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead Quintonkon Cr 10/04/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
4 fergus Lewis and Clark National Forest 10/02/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Preventative Measure
3 park Sunlight Trailhead/Bennett Loop, Crazy Mountains 09/29/2013 Black Bear
yearling female
Human Conflict
1 flathead Canyon Cr 09/28/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
3 beaverhead Forest Service off of Willow Creek Rd 09/27/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Preventative Measure
3 beaverhead Forest Service off of Willow Creek Rd 09/27/2013 Black Bear
COY unknown
Preventative Measure
3 beaverhead Willow Creek 09/27/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Preventative Measure
3 beaverhead Willow Creek 09/27/2013 Black Bear
COY unknown
Preventative Measure
1 flathead Emmons Cr 09/23/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
1 flathead North Fork Flathead, Whale Creek 09/15/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
2 missoula Woodchuck Canyon 09/08/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Preventative Measure
3 gallatin Vehicle mortality 08/30/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
2 lincoln Not released. Bear shot and killed by landowner; chickens now within electric fence. 08/06/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Livestock Conflict
3 gallatin FWP Region 3 Office - euthanized 08/02/2013 Black Bear
unknown male
Human Conflict
1 lincoln Whoopee/Hiatt Crks Kootenai National Forest 07/31/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Research/Augmentation
2 lincoln Not released. Bear was destroyed. 07/30/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Livestock Conflict
3 beaverhead West Fork of the Blacktail 07/09/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
3 beaverhead WF Blacltail 07/07/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
5 golden valley Lost Peak Ridge Area - Big Snowy Mountains 07/05/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Preventative Measure
2 missoula Skookum Butte 07/05/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Preventative Measure
2 missoula Bear was dispatched and not released. 07/03/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 lincoln Kootenai National Forest, Cable Creek 06/29/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Preventative Measure
2 missoula Bear was dispatched not relocated. 06/29/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 lake Cilly Cr 06/28/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
5 carbon Removed 06/25/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Livestock Conflict
1 lake Goat Cr 06/21/2013 Black Bear
yearling female
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 06/21/2013 Black Bear
yearling female
Orphaned
1 flathead McGinnis Cr 06/20/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
3 madison Call Rd-Wigwan Creek 06/17/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Preventative Measure
2 missoula Lost Park Creek 06/16/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult female
Preventative Measure
1 flathead Canyon cr 06/15/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
2 missoula Not released. Bear destroyed by Wildlife Services. 06/15/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Livestock Conflict
2 missoula Lost Park Creek 06/14/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Preventative Measure
2 missoula Lost Park Creek 06/14/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult unknown
Incidental/Non-Target Capture
3 gallatin Tepee Creek 06/12/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Human Conflict
1 sanders Devils Club Creek 06/12/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead Upper Whale Creek of North Fork Flathead River, Flathead National Forest 06/11/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Livestock Conflict
1 flathead Wildl Bill Mtn 06/01/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Human Conflict
1 flathead Lethal removal. 06/01/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Human Conflict
1 lake Goat Cr 05/31/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 05/31/2013 Black Bear
yearling female
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 05/31/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
1 lake Goat Cr 05/31/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned
1 flathead Peters Ridge 05/30/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead North Fork Flathead (U.S./Canadian border) 05/30/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Livestock Conflict
1 flathead McGinnis Crk 05/29/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
4 judith basin Russian Flats 05/25/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Preventative Measure
1 flathead North Fork Flathead (U.S./Canadian border) 05/24/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult female
Livestock Conflict
1 lake Goat Creek 05/21/2013 Black Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 lake Soup Creek drainage 05/05/2013 Black Bear
adult male
Human Conflict
1 flathead NA 05/04/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
2 missoula Helena FWP Rehab Center 04/26/2013 Black Bear
adult female
Orphaned
2 missoula Helena FWP Rehab Center 04/26/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
2 missoula Helena FWP Rehab Center 04/26/2013 Black Bear
COY male
Orphaned
1 flathead North Fork Flathead (US/Canadian border) 04/23/2013 Grizzly Bear
sub-adult male
Human Conflict
1 lincoln FWP Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Helena 04/04/2013 Black Bear
yearling male
Orphaned