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Large grizzly that killed calf in eastern Idaho relocated

In this Sept. 25, 2013 photo, a grizzly bear cub rests near a cabin a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho. Under the plan approved Thursday, May 10, 2018, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. (Alan Rogers / AP)
In this Sept. 25, 2013 photo, a grizzly bear cub rests near a cabin a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho. Under the plan approved Thursday, May 10, 2018, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. (Alan Rogers / AP)
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KILGORE, Idaho – Authorities say a 530-pound male grizzly bear that killed a calf in eastern Idaho has been captured and relocated to a remote area.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release Tuesday says the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Friday investigated the death of the domestic calf near Kilgore and determined a grizzly bear killed it.

Fish and Game says workers with the state agency and Wildlife Services set a culvert trap that day and captured the bear estimated to be 10 to 12 years old.

Officials say the bear was immobilized, given a health assessment, fitted with a GPS tracking collar and released in the Fish Creek drainage on U.S. Forest Service land.

Fish and Game says it will monitor the bear’s movements.

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