Feds Investigate Killing of Two Grizzlies

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Two grizzly bear mortalities were recently reported inside the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A grizzly bear was reportedly shot and killed in a self-defense situation on October 25th in the Indian Creek area of the Madison Range. The person involved in the incident left the site and contacted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks law enforcement officers. No people were injured during the incident. State staff confirmed the bear mortality. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the incident with assistance from Fish Wildlife and Parks. The Fish and Wildlife Service is also investigating a separate human-caused grizzly bear mortality in the Madison Range that happened on October 30th. Because the incident is currently under investigation, no further information about the second mortality is available at this time. Grizzly bears are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.