Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:17 AM by Tiffany Murphy - MTN News
KALISPELL - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is working with several other agencies to monitor grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.
Biologists will work around Northwest Montana to capture bears from now until the end of October, with FWP officials saying that monitoring the grizzlys' distribution and population trend is vital.
Once the bears are captured, they are sedated, studied and then released. Warning signs will be posted along the major access points to the trapping site, and it is critical that all members of the public heed these signs, according to FWP.
Additional information about the grizzly bear trapping efforts can be found by calling the FWP in Missoula at (406) 542-5500, or in Kalispell at (406) 752-5501. Officials in Glacier Park can be contacted at (406) 888-7800, on the Blackfeet Reservation at (406) 338-7207, or on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation at (406) 883-2888.