KALISPELL, Mont. - State wildlife officials have captured and relocated a grizzly bear after it got into a northwestern Montana chicken coop and fed on grain.
The homeowners notified Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials on Oct. 10 and a bear management specialist loaned them an electrified fence to secure the chicken coop. A trap was set and the 3-year-old bear was captured within 12 hours.
The Daily Inter Lake reports the 285-pound male grizzly was collared northeast of the town of Yaak and relocated in the upper Spread Creek drainage west of the town on Oct. 11.
The bear was the second grizzly to be captured for management reasons in the Cabinet-Yaak recovery area in 2016. Earlier this month, a 524-pound male grizzly was relocated after killing a domestic pig.
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