A Wild Northern Grizzly Bear

A Wild Northern Grizzly Bear
This large male grizzly bear was sedated in the North Fork of the Flathead after being trapped May 2006 in a culvert trap originally set to capture a female grizzly. When first spotted by video monitoring the fall of 2005 he was wearing a radio collar, but FWP bear managers scanned all frequencies and couldn't identify the bear. Later he dropped the radio collar. Once sedated the bear's ear tag identified it as a bear involved in research being conducted in British Columbia. Bears travel long distances and large male grizzly bears may have ranges of 250 to 300 square miles. This bear was released and its location today is unknown.