Unprotected chicken coops becoming a source of bears deaths on Flathead Reservation-
Two grizzlies were shot dead last weekend near the base of the bear-heavy Mission Mountains in NW Montana.
An elk antler gatherer stumbled into a griz on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife area and shot the bear. Not far away on the Flathead Indian Reservation a grizzly bear was shot near a chicken coop. Raising chickens in unprotected pens and sheds is a rapidly growing economic activity on the reservation.
These dead bears were number 3 and 4 for the year in general area.
Grizzlies killed on Flathead Reservation, at Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area. By Rob Chaney and Vince Devlin of the Missoulian