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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