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2 Wyoming Grizzly Bears Relocated

posted Aug 1, 2013, 4:15 PM by Joe Kondelis
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear on July 28, 2013. The bear was captured for frequenting developed areas and obtaining garbage on private land west of Cody, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest the bear was relocated to the Squirrel Creek drainage approximately 18 miles west of Flagg Ranch and approximately 2.5 miles east of the Idaho-Wyoming state line. 

Officials with Grand Teton National Park also trapped a sub-adult male grizzly bear in a separate incident on July 29, 2013. The bear was captured for frequenting a campground near Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. The following day, the bear was relocated to the Boone Creek drainage on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, approximately 3.5 miles south of Yellowstone National Park, adjacent to the Winegar Hole Wilderness area.  The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.
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