FWP advises caution after grizzly bear is captured on golf course

STEVENSVILLE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the trapping of a young grizzly in the Bitterroot may be “uncommon” but it serves as a good reminder to carry bear spray no matter where you are in the Montana outdoors.

The “sub-adult” male grizzly — kind of like a teenager — was caught over the weekend after Whitetail Golf Course operators of the Whitetail Golf Course requested a trap after finding evidence of a bear causing damage last week.

FWP expected to catch a black bear with the trap, given that grizzlies are often considered uncommon in the Bitterroot, but when the trap was sprung over the weekend, they got a surprise.