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TETON COUNTY - One male grizzly bear has been euthanized and another female has been relocated after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks found several dead sheep and calves in the area.

The female, described as 220-pound 3 year old, was captured west of Pendroy after several sheep were killed on a ranch nearby.  She was fitted with a radio collar and released near Rose Creek on the Sun River Wildlife Management Area west of Augusta.  Bruce Auchly tells KFBB, "We don't typically euthanize females on their first offense".  

As for the unmarked male grizzly, he weighed in at 502 lbs. and estimated to be 4-years-old.  FWP says field evidence and physical measurements identified him as the grizzly responsible for killing 3 calves in a 4 week period.  He was captured on April 27th and euthanized the same day. 

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