A young male grizzly bear was captured Friday in a culvert trap set in a residential area north of Columbia Falls. The 4-year old bear was caught in a trap set for a much larger grizzly that was getting into garbage in the area.
The young male was relocated today (Saturday) in the Whale Creek area of the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage. The 230-pound grizzly had not been handled previously. Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley fitted the bear with a radio collar so its movements can be monitored.