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FWP investigating grizzly shooting

(THOMPSON FALLS)- Wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are looking into the report of a grizzly being killed in an act of self defense near Thompson Falls over the weekend. 

FWP reports the shooting happened Sunday in the Lower Thompson River area in Sanders County. The male grizzly was killed by a person who immediately reported the shooting to authorities. The case remains under investigation. 

Grizzlies are a protected species and shooting one can result in charges, although some exceptions are made in cases of self-defense and safety, depending on the circumstances. 


Reward offered for grizzly kill in Gallatin Canyon

(BIG SKY)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone who shot and killed a grizzly bear south of Big Sky.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports USFWS says the bear was probably shot over the Memorial Day Weekend up Taylor Fork. That's an area well known for its population of grizzlies. Hikers found the dead bear near Cache Creek. 

Shooting a grizzly is a federal offense, and USFWS agents are hoping anyone with information will call their office at 247-7355. Information can also be called to Montana FWP's tip line at 800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668).


Authorities want info on grizzly shooting near Ovando

(OVANDO)- State wildlife agents are hoping to hear from anyone who knows about the death of a grizzly bear that was shot and killed near Ovando earlier this month. 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens say the sow grizzly was found on Sunday, November 3rd and they determined the bear had been shot. The bear had three yearling cubs, and FWP was able to trap two of the cubs. They've been transferred to the Bronx Zoo so they can be cared for. At last word, biologists hadn't been able to capture the third cub. The agency says it is possible the lone cub can survive the winter. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-TIP-MONT. Callers can remain anonymous and may eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction.