Montana Grizzly Death Investigation Continues

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Bear Hunting Magazine

The investigation continues into the death of a grizzly bear earlier this month. Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a male grizzly bear found in the North Fork Flathead just south of Polebridge.

Montana goes to great lengths to protect its grizzly populations, and John Fraley of FWP said this death is a disturbing one.

"Every time we find a dead grizzly it is a really big deal because every one of them is so precious," Fraley said. "It is a fairly rare happening when we do find a dead grizzly and that is why we want to know anything that we can find out about it."

Original Story From October 17, 2008

State and federal wildlife officials are currently investigating a grizzly bear death which happened south of Polebridge. The animal's carcass turned up earlier this month in the Coal Creek drainage of the North Fork Flathead River.

Anyone with information about the grizzly bear death is asked to call Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Captain Lee Anderson at (406) 751-4561, the US Fish and Wildlife Service at (406) 329-3000, or the FWP poaching hot line at 1-800-TIP-MONT.

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