Grizzly bear managers are the largest source of bear mortality in NW Montana-
‘Management removals’ top cause of NW bear deaths. AP. Bozeman Chronicle.
One third of the deaths came at the hands of the managers. In second place was illegal shootings, about 15% of the deaths.
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Other Montana bear news. Two grizzlies drown (natural deaths). One shot way out on the prairie. Great Falls Tribune.