On September 14, Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley captured a young female grizzly near Spotted Bear after it had gotten into food attractants in an open vehicle. Manley released the grizzly the next day near Whale Creek in the North Fork of the Flathead Drainage.
The female grizzly bear was originally captured several years ago as a cub along with an adult female and a sibling near Coram after they were getting into apples.
FWP reminds residents to secure all attractants, including picking apples as soon as they are ripe. As fall progresses, bears are seeking high calorie foods in preparation for denning.