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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

4

glacier

East of Pike Creek Road down abandoned road directly north of Pike Creek. Helena-Lewis and Clark NF.

10/18/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult M

Preventative Measure

2

mineral

Rock Creek north of Deborgia, MT.

10/04/2018

Black Bear
Sub-Adult U

Preventative Measure

3

gallatin

South Plateau Road south of West Yellowstone Gallatin National Forest

09/27/2018

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

3

broadwater

Forest Service-Confederate Gulch

09/23/2018

Black Bear
Yearling M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

North Fork of the Flathead River - Private property.

09/23/2018

Grizzly Bear
Cub F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

North Fork of the Flathead - Private property.

09/23/2018

Grizzly Bear
Cub M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

North Fork of the Flathead - Private property.

09/23/2018

Grizzly Bear
Cub M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

North Fork Flathead River - Private property.

09/23/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Flathead Pass

09/21/2018

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Puzzle Creek.

09/20/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Forest Service-Moose Creek/Swan Creek Divide.

09/18/2018

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Forest Service-Moose Creek/Swan Creek Divide

09/18/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

madison

South Meadow Creek

09/14/2018

Black Bear

Human Conflict

3

madison

South Meadow Creek, Tobacco Root Mountains

09/14/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

madison

Johnny Ridge Rd overlook, Gravelly Mountains

09/13/2018

Black Bear
M

Human Conflict

1

missoula

Kraft Creek

09/11/2018

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

missoula

Kraft Creek

09/11/2018

Black Bear
Cub M

Human Conflict

3

broadwater

Hog Hollow Rd, Elkhorn Mountains

09/08/2018

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

madison

Broomtail Ridge. Beaverhead National Forest

09/06/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

sanders

SF Bull River

09/06/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Lost Johnny Creek - Flathead National Forest.

08/29/2018

Black Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

3

gallatin

Colley Creek(Mill Creek Drainage), Park County

08/28/2018

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Deep Creek - Flathead National Forest.

08/21/2018

Grizzly Bear

Human Conflict

3

lewis & clark

National Forest

08/21/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Granite Butte, Helena National Forest, Lewis and Clark County

08/21/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Puzzle Creek - Flathead National Forest.

08/16/2018

Grizzly Bear

Human Conflict

3

gallatin

Forest Road #6280-Haw Gulch. Forested with creek.

08/13/2018

Black Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

USFS Flathead NF Puzzle Creek relocation site, behind locked gate.

08/09/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

4

teton

Private landowner/rancher provided permission to release adult female gbear 679 1 mi north of capture site to reunite with 2 free-roaming yearlings observed with mother bear at depredation capture site. Open rolling ranchlands, north of Blackleaf Creek.

08/08/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Livestock Conflict

3

park

Bennett Loop Rd, West side Crazy Mountains

08/07/2018

Black Bear
Adult F

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Whale Creek Relocation Site, Flathead NF

08/06/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Livestock Conflict

3

gallatin

forest with creek

07/26/2018

Black Bear
Sub-Adult F

Preventative Measure

1

lincoln

Whoopee Creek, Kootenai National Forest

07/21/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Research/Augmentation

2

missoula

released in Belmont Creek

06/26/2018

Black Bear
Yearling M

Human Conflict

4

lewis & clark

Forest

06/08/2018

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

3

lewis & clark

Woods

06/08/2018

Black Bear
Cub M

Orphaned

4

judith basin

Russian Flats, USFS

06/08/2018

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

4

meagher

Kentucky Gulch

06/08/2018

Black Bear
Yearling M

Preventative Measure

4

meagher

Kentucky Gulch

06/08/2018

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

4

meagher

Kentucky Gulch, North side of Big Belts

06/08/2018

Black Bear

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Behind locked gate on Coal Creek State Forest in Coal Creek Drainage, west of North Fork of the Flathead.

06/05/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Flathead National Forest - Moose City Area

06/05/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

Forest

06/05/2018

Black Bear
Yearling M

Orphaned

1

flathead

Birch Creek, Private Property

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Private Property, Bigfork

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Private Property, Bigfork

06/02/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Deep Creek, Flathead National Forest

06/01/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

3

jefferson

Forested Creek Bottom

05/31/2018

Black Bear
Yearling F

Orphaned

1

flathead

Canyon Crk

05/29/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Human Conflict

1

flathead

Sullivan Creek

05/25/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

1

flathead

Wounded Buck creek, Flathead National forest

05/21/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Preventative Measure

4

lewis & clark

USFS Lewis & Clark NF, Benchmark Road, established relocation site near Wood Creek.

05/16/2018

Grizzly Bear
Yearling M

Livestock Conflict

1

lincoln

Big Creek - Kootenai National Forest

05/01/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult M

Human Conflict

4

lewis & clark

Sun River WMA, Rose Creek

04/27/2018

Grizzly Bear
Sub-Adult F

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Camas Creek, Glacier National Park

04/26/2018

Grizzly Bear

Incidental/Non-Target Capture

1

flathead

Going to Sun Rd GNP

04/25/2018

Black Bear
Adult M

Livestock Conflict