It must be spring. Biologists have begun grizzly capture operations in Northwest Montana . . .
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and tribal wildlife managers have begun trapping bears in Northwest Montana.
The trapping is part of a population monitoring study of grizzly bears that involves seasonal scientific capture operations in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.
The study of grizzly bear distribution and population trends is vital to ongoing recovery of grizzlies, according to FWP officials.