A 650-pound grizzly bear suspected of killing a cow on the Blackfeet Reservation was relocated Wednesday to the North Fork area of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park. The male bear was darted by tribal game wardens Monday after it was spotted feeding on the cow carcass, said Steve Frye, the park's chief ranger. The bear was transported and released near Kintla Creek in Glacier's remote northwestern corner. Frye said it is standard procedure for captured grizzly bears to be fitted with radio collars. But in this case, he said, the bear's neck was bigger than its head so it was fitted with an ear-tag transmitter.
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