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Grizzly bear on Pondera Golf Course left golfers scared

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For young golfer Jarek Shephard, Monday afternoon started like any other day

I was just practicing and I had a car come out and tell me you know there is a bear that has been spotted, said Shephard.

He was working on his game, mastering the sand traps, water hazards,  but of all things, a bear interrupted his practice.


I was told again that the bears been back, probably should head into town and stay away for a while. Said Shephard.

One woman even came running into the clubhouse demanding a refund, surprising manager Mikel Jane Martin.


I said there's no bear. Sure enough, apparently there was, said Martin.

For Martin, she says it's unusual seeing wildlife officials here.


I just saw a bunch of people running on the course.

For those who were on the course, they say having this grizzly come so close definitely spooked them.

A lot goes through my head. Here in town that doesn't happen too often, I was nervous and scared, said Shephard.

The bear was safely tranquilized, removed, and relocated near the Flathead River. For Jarek, he will always have a great story to tell his golfing buddies.

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