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Pinedale Grizzly Trapped

posted Sep 9, 2014, 6:07 AM by Joe Kondelis

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear that was killing livestock north of Pinedale.

The bear was relocated to the Five Mile Creek drainage, about 5 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The release site was within currently occupied grizzly habitat.

Pinedale, WY Grizzly trapped, Relocated

posted Aug 16, 2014, 8:48 AM by Joe Kondelis

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly 
bear August 14, 2014.

The bear was captured for killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of 
Pinedale, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Shoshone National 
Forest, the bear was relocated to the Sunlight Creek drainage, approximately two miles from the 
Forest Service gate on the Sunlight Creek Road (Forest Service Road 101) and approximately 15 
miles southwest of Crandall, WY. . The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear 
habitat.



Sow and Cub Relocation

posted Jul 31, 2014, 7:06 AM by Joe Kondelis

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly 
bear with a cub of the year July 28, 2014.

The bears were captured for killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of 
Pinedale, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Shoshone National 
Forest, the bears were relocated to the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River approximately 
15 miles northwest of Crandall, WY.


Grizzly Killed By Big Sky, MT

posted Jun 4, 2014, 5:37 AM by Joe Kondelis

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for killing a grizzly bear in the Gallatin National Forest, likely over the Memorial Day weekend.

The grizzly bear carcass near the Cache Creek and Taylor Fork roads.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact USFWS law enforcement at 406-427-7355 or to the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668). Callers may remain anonymous.

Bear Attacks Hunter in SW Montana

posted Jun 2, 2014, 5:43 AM by Joe Kondelis

A bear attacked a hunter in the Centennial Valley in extreme southwestern Montana Sunday, Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen said.

A 47 year old man of Stevensville, was hunting bear with his father in the Fish Creek Lake area on the north side of the Centennial Valley. The man received serious injuries from an unknown species of bear, Hansen said.

The sheriff's dispatch received a telephone call from Clark County (Idaho) sheriff's office reporting personnel had received a 911 call from an injured hunter in the valley. A member of the hunting party transported the injured man to meet with the Lima Ambulance, which took him to Barrett Hospital and Heathcare in Dillon. 

Once stabilized, the man was transported to Helena, where an airplane flew the man to Seattle, Hansen said.

Details on the attack and the man's condition were not available at press time.


Hunter Shoots Grizzly in Montana

posted Nov 26, 2013, 6:11 AM by Joe Kondelis

Wildlife officials report that a hunter shot and wounded a charging female grizzly bear in the Kraft Creek drainage near Condon on Wednesday.

The grizzly, with two cubs, was within about 50 feet of the hunter when it was shot. The hunter immediately called Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

FWP officials say that a deer carcass was found nearby, and that the hunter acted in self-defense.

FWP tracked the grizzly on the ground and in the air as she made her way toward the Mission Mountains.


2 Grizzlies killed

posted Nov 8, 2013, 9:18 AM by Joe Kondelis

On the heels of great news concerning the lower mortality of Yellowstone area grizzlies this year we find out that 2 bears have been killed, 1 Grizzly Near Ovando, MT and 1 Grizzly in the North Fork area near Cody, WY.

Both killings are under investigation still, The North Fork incident happened on or near October 24th and the incident in Ovando happened 3 1/2 miles North of Ovando on or near November 3rd when Montana Game wardens responded to a report of a dead grizzly, An initial investigation has found the bear had died of a gunshot wound. The bear had three cubs, and Montana FWP was able to trap two of the cubs, according to FWP's Vivaca Crowser, and those cubs will be taken to the Bronx Zoo,  Crowser adds that multiple attempts to capture the third cub were unsuccessful.

Teepee Creek Trail Closure

posted Oct 22, 2013, 5:40 AM by Joe Kondelis


Forest Service trail No. 39 or the Teepee Creek Trail was closed yesterday by the Forest Service due to grizzly bear activity near the trailhead.  The bear is feeding on a carcass near the area and the Forest Service will leave trailhead closed until the carcass is consumed.

The trailhead and trail are located about 15 miles south of Big Sky. The trail will be closed for about 1.25 miles, from the trailhead to the junction with Forest Service Trail #95 (Crown Butte Trail).



Grizzly Problems Persist

posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:05 PM by Joe Kondelis

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a yearling grizzly bear on Sept. 28, 2013.

The bear was preemptively captured for frequenting developed areas and damaging apple trees on the South Fork of the Shoshone River. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the bear was relocated to the Mormon Creek drainage on the North Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody, WY approximately five miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.

Popular Wyoming Black Bear Units Close

posted Sep 30, 2013, 7:53 PM by Joe Kondelis

The 2013 fall black bear seasons for black bear hunt areas 23, 25, 26, and 27 in the Absaroka black bear management unit are closed.

Hunters should check black bear regulations for specific boundaries. The female bear quota for black bear hunt areas 23, 25, 26, and 27 was reached on Sunday, September 29 closing the fall season in those hunt areas.

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