The Billings Outpost

Grizzly euthanized

A 3-year-old male grizzly bear was euthanized at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks state wildlife lab in Bozeman on June 25, a news release said.

The bear was captured June 24 on private land north of Red Lodge after two separate incidents of depredation occurring Thursday, June 20, and Saturday, June 22.

On Thursday, the bear killed one sheep, then returned on Saturday and killed seven more and wounded two others. Both USDA-Wildlife Services and FWP investigated the incidents and found the bear had been within the confines of corrals and close to buildings.

This was the third time this bear had been captured. The bear was in overall good condition for its age and time of year and weighed 200 pounds.

 

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