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A subadult male grizzly bear was euthanized after it repeatedly broke into a chicken coop and killed several chickens off Farm to Market Road between Kalispell and Whitefish.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Glacier National Park Monday announced that rangers euthanized a black bear in the Lake McDonald Lodge area after finding it had broken into a concession employee housing cabin. Nobody was present in the cabin at the time. The bear matched the description and photos of a bear who had been reported multiple times in the area since Memorial Day weekend.

Black bear
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The most grizzly bears since 2011 were captured last year in northwest Montana, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) annual reports released Tuesday.

The reports focus on management actions in 2018 for grizzlies, black bears and mountain lions in FWP’s Region 1 – the northwest corner of the state.

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
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Bears across Montana are waking up, and state wildlife officials say it’s time to make sure anything that could tempt them towards homes is safely stored.

Dillon Tabish, spokesperson for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, says a few radio-collared grizzlies have already shown some movement out of their winter dens. And those bears are hungry.

Sign for the Rising Sun area in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park (PD)

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials have deployed a game camera and empty "decoy" tent at a popular campground to watch for a bear that's believed to have torn into an unoccupied tent.

Park officials say an animal ripped through the side of the tent at Rising Sun Campground on Friday and pulled out bedding and pillows. Hair samples and a scat pile believed to be from a bear were found at the scene.

A sign in Missoula warning that bears inhabit the area.
Josh Burnham

It’s been a busy spring for Montana wildlife officials dealing with bear incidents.

A grizzly bear died Monday after eating pesticides in an open garage in north-central Montana. State wildlife officials say the sub-adult female had been seen with a sibling in the area northwest of Great Falls in the days before it died. The 143-pound bear died within hours of ingesting the chemicals.

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