Wyoming GFD Relocates Four Grizzly Bears

Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Bear Hunting Magazine
05/28/2013

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear from a ranch northwest of Cody. They captured the bear last Friday after it had been spotted around calving pastures on the ranch. It was relocated to the Clarks Fork drainage, on the Shoshone National Forest, 13 miles northwest of Crandall within a currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.


The second relocation happened on Saturday when Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly bear and two yearling cubs. The bears were captured after frequenting a ranch in the Greybull River drainage northeast of Meeteetse. They were relocated to the Wind River drainage northwest of Dubois about three miles from Towgotee Pass.

According to Wyoming Game and Fish, grizzly bear relocation sites are decided upon based on the age, sex, and type of conflict the bear(s) were involved in. Bears are relocated in accordance with federal law and regulation. When selecting a relocation site, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department makes every consideration to minimize potential conflicts with livestock and people.



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