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Three Grizzly Bears Captured, Euthanized in Northwest Montana

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured and euthanized three problem grizzly bears in Northwest Montana in the past week.

FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley said the bears became food-conditioned and damaged residential properties, and in some cases, killed chickens.

A 3-year-old, 140 pound female grizzly bear was captured and euthanized on last Monday near Nyack, east of West Glacier.

A 6-year-old, 375-pound male grizzly was removed in the Glen Lake area near Eureka on Wednesday.

The third grizzly bear removed was a 7-year old, 525 pound male that was captured on the east side of the Flathead Valley near Mud Lake on Saturday.

Manley reminds residents living in bear country to secure bear attractants, like garbage and pet food, and to protect chickens and livestock with properly installed and maintained electric fencing.

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