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Grizzly Bear Euthanized After Cattle Depredations in Sun River Valley

Fish & Wildlife - Region 4

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized a young male grizzly May 1 along the Sun River near Fort Shaw because of recent calf depredations.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services captured the 383-pound bear after it killed three registered black Angus calves and injured three additional calves. The bear was captured at the site of the depredations.

In addition, five other calves in the area had gone missing within the last week.

Due to the significant amount of livestock depredations, FWP decided to euthanize it in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in accordance with Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee guidelines.