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Grizzly relocated to boost numbers in Cabinet Mtns

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 09 2013 02:44:52 PM MDT
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HELENA, Mont. -

State wildlife officials say they have relocated a young grizzly bear to the Cabinet Mountains as part of a program to increase the number of bears in northwestern Montana.
    
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the 3-year-old bear is the 11th bear relocated to the Cabinet Mountains since 2005.
    
The bear was trapped in the Coal Creek area in the Whitefish Range last week and fitted with a radio collar before being released. It has had no history of conflict with people and had never been captured before.
    
The effort to increase the grizzly population in the Cabinet Mountains is a cooperative effort between FWP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.