Grizzly Euthanized After Killing Domestic Sheep Near Lincoln, Montana

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Grizzly Euthanized After Killing Domestic Sheep Near Lincoln, Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) euthanized a grizzly bear on Sunday, June 28 after the bear killed domestic sheep near Lincoln.

USDA Wildlife Services responded to a call from the livestock producer on Thursday, June 25 and confirmed that the sheep were killed by a bear.

A remote camera at the sheep depredation site captured photographs of a lone grizzly, marked with a green ear tag.   The bear returned to the site on multiple occasions before it was captured, giving wildlife officials confidence that it was the offending individual.

FWP discovered from tagging records that this bear had killed three sheep at the same location in 2012, and had been relocated to the South Fork of the Flathead River at that time.  It was a male, now weighing 425 pounds, and the decision was made to euthanize the animal because of its history returning to the same area and killing livestock.

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Fernandino

You go to live in a bear country. You leave your trash all over the place. Bear comes. You call the Feds. The Feds kill the bear. You go to farm in bear country. You take NO preventive measures to protect you livestock. The bear (or the wolf) come and eat one of your livestock. You call the Feds. The Feds kill the wolf or the bear or the moose or the elk… We see all of these situation with so frequency now these days that one have to ask the question: where is the common sense of people?

Rocky

I understand the bear is a repeat offender but it is doing what is natural to its survival.
I truly hope the bear was then put to some kind of use like stuffed and given a ranger hat
and now stands with a sign that says “only you can prevent forest fires”

fishunter

So how many sheep should a predator kill before it should be killed? The sheep owner needs to earn a living too, so ignorant persons should hold their tongue.

Tommy T

For a few hundred dollars worth of sheep? Life is cheap up there in MT!
Sheep herder needs a few Kangals or Caucasian Ovcharkas LGDs raised wit his sheep.

StisonBeach

BUTT THE F OUT!!!

TEX

Euthanized ? Thats kind of funny ! They shot the hell out of that bear and killed it ! Have you noticed that nobody dies anymore,they pass !

Thomas

Bear Chops And Or Lamb Chops ? Dead Is Dead