Bear specialists and game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have responded recently to several separate conflicts involving grizzly bears in southwestern Montana.
No people were injured in these conflicts. However, one grizzly bear was euthanized, and several others were relocated.
On an unanimous vote, Missoula city and county jointly adopted a Bear Smart resolution, setting the stage to begin implementing Bear Smart policies and regulations.
Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report increasing grizzly bear numbers in the valley, an area without an established grizzly population