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Female grizzly, cubs relocated to South Fork of Flathead

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FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION  — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Biologist Stacy Courville captured a 6-year old, 252-pound female grizzly and her two male cubs on the Flathead Indian Reservation on June 26. 

 This was considered a preemptive capture in order to move the bears before they came into conflict with local residents.

The cooperative decision was made to relocate the bears on June 27 to the Deep Creek drainage on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir. 

Fish Wildlife and Parks Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley assisted in the release along with CSKT biologists.  

The adult female grizzly was fitted with a GPS radio collar so that her movements can be monitored. The locations are transmitted automatically once a week.

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