Wildlife officials are investigating the death of another grizzly bear in Northwest Montana, the Flathead Beacon reported.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) spokesperson John Fraley said a dead male grizzly bear was discovered at the Yaak Falls Campground near Troy on May 24. FWP game wardens and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death. Fraley was unable to provide further details.
The incident is the second reported death of a grizzly in the past week and third this month. Wildlife officials are investigating the shooting of a female grizzly near Essex. The bear’s carcass was recovered May 20. A hunter from Wisconsin was cited for mistakenly shooting a grizzly near Spotted Bear on May 16.
Grizzlies are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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