October is always bad; this year worse.
Even so, NW Montana grizzly mortality is low compared to that in Greater Yellowstone. It’s pretty clear to me that the Yellowstone grizzly needed to be put back on the list, just as Judge Molloy did. Fortunately, grizzly deaths are down this year in the Greater Yellowstone.
Grizzly bears fared poorly this October in Montana. By Rob Chaney. The Missoulian