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Grizzly Bear With Poor Etiquette Moved From Montana Golf Course

Grizzly bear, file photo.
Grizzly bear, file photo.

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear with poor golf etiquette, including breaking flag sticks and not replacing his divots, has been captured and relocated away from a western Montana golf course.

Whitetail Golf Course pro Jason Lehtola tells the Ravalli Republic that four flag sticks were snapped over a period of several days last week at the course along the Bitterroot River near Stevensville. On Wednesday there was a large hole in the manicured 7th green.

Lehtola called Fish, Wildlife and Parks and wardens set a trap Thursday near the 7th green. They expected to catch a black bear.

On Saturday, a 2 ½ -year-old, 250-pound (113 kilogram) male grizzly bear was in the trap.

The bear was relocated Sunday to the lower Blackfoot Valley, on the southern edge of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.
Information from: Ravalli Republic ,

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