KALISPELL, Mont. — Wildlife officials say grizzly bears have killed ten calves on a central Montana ranch.
The Daily Inter Lake reported (http://bit.ly/2fi5x35 ) that the dead animals were found recently in a creek bottom on a ranch near Dupuyer in Teton County.
Wildlife officials say at least 12 grizzlies have been present in the area. It’s uncertain which were responsible for attacking the calves.
The owner of the calves will be eligible for compensation from the livestock loss fund.
Grizzly bears have been spreading into agricultural areas and encountering conflicts with humans along central Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front as they population continues to recover from widespread extermination last century.
Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com