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Grizzly bear track.
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating three recent grizzly bear deaths in northwestern Montana including one bear that a homeowner said had been shot and partially skinned.

Grizzly bear. Stock photo.
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After two record-breaking years of grizzly bear deaths in Northwest Montana, bear mortalities have dropped back down.

Gray wolf.
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A coalition of livestock producers, tribes, nonprofits, and landowner groups that sprawls from Montana to New Mexico was awarded a federal grant of nearly $1 million to reduce conflicts between people and predators — especially grizzly bears and wolves.

An map excerpt of the Soldier-Butler Project area.
Lolo National Forest

Two conservation groups Friday sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a proposed logging project in the Lolo National Forest on land wildlife managers say is important for grizzly bear connectivity.

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Federal wildlife officials are asking for information on two grizzly bears killed on or near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation this year.

A citizen committee appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock finalized a report on how the state should manage grizzly bears last week. They envisioned a future with fully recovered populations of grizzlies in Montana, but could not agree on what that future looks like, in particular when it comes to hunting.

Mike Madel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management biologist.
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A long-time Montana grizzly bear biologist is no longer with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, officials confirmed.

Grizzly bear. Stock photo.
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Wildlife officials say they have killed a grizzly bear after it killed a cow on private land in southwestern Montana outside Yellowstone National Park.

Grizzly bear. File photo.
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A Montana man was hospitalized Tuesday after being mauled by a grizzly bear in an abandoned barn, according to officials.

Grizzly bear. Stock photo.
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This week, a group of 18 Montanans appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock is meeting to finalize its recommendations on how the state should manage grizzly bears.

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