Posted: Jun 25, 2013 5:14 PM
BOZEMAN - A 3-year-old male grizzly bear that was killing sheep north of Red Lodge was euthanized at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks lab in Bozeman on Tuesday.
The bear was captured Monday morning on private land north of Red Lodge after it killed several sheep last week, according to a news release from FWP. On Thursday, the bear killed one sheep, then returned on Saturday and killed seven more and wounded two others, according to FWP. Officials were able to determine that the bear had been within the confines of corrals and in close proximity to buildings.
This was the third time this bear had been captured. It was captured and moved in both 2011 and 2012 along with his mother and sibling along the south fork of the Shoshone River in Wyoming.
The bear weighed about 200 pounds.