June - December 2012

May 28 -  June 2 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA

Captured and released
 
- 5/28/2012 Sub Adult Grizzly Female        Research Capture         Released in Spotted Bear River area of Flathead County
 
- 5/30/2012 Sub Adult Grizzly Male            Human Conflict            Released in Whale Creek area of Flathead County
 
- 6/1/2012 Sub Adult Black Bear Male         Human Conflict            Released in Trout Creek Drainage of Mineral County
 
- 6/2/2012 Sub Adult Black Bear Male         Human Conflict            Released in Cripple Horse Creek area of Lincoln County
 
- 6/2/2012 Sub Adult Black Bear Male         Human Conflict            Released in Cripple Horse Creek area of Lincoln County
 
WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified a bear killed beef calf south of Cody.

Research and Monitoring

-Confirmed the presence of a grizzly bear in Jack Creek near Bondurant.

- Observed a female grizzly with two cubs of the year west of Cody.

- Confirmed the presence of a grizzly bear in Dickinson Park near Lander.

- Confirmed a female with three yearlings west of Cody.

 
June 3 - June 10 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 6/3/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Male                   Human Conflict        Released in Batptiste Creek  area of Flathead County
 
- 6/4/2012     Adult Black Bear Male                     Preventative             Released in Warland Peak Ridgeline area of LIncoln Couny
 
- 6/6/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Bear  Male          Livestock Conflict     Released in Puzzle Creek area of Flathead County
 
- 6/7/2012     Sub Adult Black Bear Male              Human Conflict        Released in Crystal Creek area of Lewis & Clark County
 
- 6/8/2012     Black Bear Male                              Human Conflict        Released in Steep Creek area of Lincoln County 
 
- 6/10/2012   Grizzly Bear Sub Adult Female        Preventative             Released inPuzzle Creek area of Flathead County
 
WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Nothing to report.

Research and Monitoring

- Conducted grizzly bear observation flights in the areas south of Highway 26/287. Four grizzly bears were observed during these flights.

- Conducted grizzly bear observation flights in areas north and west of Pinedale. No grizzly bears were observed during the flights.

- Trail camera monitoring continues to document grizzly bear distribution and detection of family groups.

 
June 10 - June 17 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 6/15/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Male                 Livestock Conflict       Released in Coal Creek area of Flathead County
 
- 6/17/2012     Adult Black Bear Male                   Human Conflict          Resident Shot and Killed
 
- 6/18/2012     Sub Adult Black Bear Male            Human Conflict          Released in Steep Creek area of Lincoln County
 
 WYOMING
 
Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Nothing to repoort

Research and Monitoring

- Captured a sub-adult female grizzly bear north of Jackson. Samples were taken and the bear was fitted with a GPS collar and released on site.

- Captured a sub-adult male grizzly bear north of Jackson. The bear was tagged and samples were taken. The bear was not fitted with a radio collar        and was released on site.

- Captured an adult male grizzly bear in the Moran Junction area north of Jackson. The bear was previously marked, fitted with a new radio collar,           and released on site

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Captured a sub-adult female grizzly bear south of Cody for frequenting ranch houses for two weeks. The bear was relocated in the ClarksFork River      drainage.

June 17 - June 24 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 6/19/2012     Sub Adult Black Bear                     Human Conflict             Released in Upper Lolo Creek area of Missiola County
 
- 6/21/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male          Preventative                   Released in Deadhorse Creek area of Flathead County
 
- 6/22/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male          Human Conflict              Bear was removed - Carbon County
 
- 6/24/2012     Yearling Black Bear Male               Human Conflict              Released in Bear Creek Area Lincoln County
 
- 6/25/2012     Cub of Year Grizzly Bear Female   Livestock Conflict           Released in Frozen Lake area of Flathead County

WYOMING

 

June 24 - July 1  Weekly Summary

MONTANA
 
 
Captured and released
 
- 6/27/2012     Sub Adult Black Bear Male                Human Conflict            Released in Deep Creek area of Flathead County
 
WYOMING
 
Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified one domestic calf that was killed by a grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment near Dubois, WY.

- Verified three yearling heifers that were killed or injured by a grizzly bear on private lands on Piney Creek west of Big Piney, WY.

- Verified one domestic calf that was killed by a grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale, WY.

Research and Monitoring

- Capture and collaring efforts continue north of Jackson with no new captures to report.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Nothing to report.

 
July 1 - July 8  Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA

Captured and released
 
- 7/6/2012    Adult Grizzly Bear Female                     Livestock Conflict        Released in Blackleaf Management area of Teton County
 
-7/7/2012    Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male                    Research                     Released in Snake Creek Pass area of Sanders County
 

WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified one calf that had been killed and two calves that had been injured by a grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified one yearling heifer had been injured by a grizzly bear on private lands on Piney Creek west of Big Piney.

- Verified one domestic lamb that had been killed by a bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified three domestic calves that were killed by grizzly bears west of Dubois on Forest Service grazing allotments.

Research and Monitoring

- Captured and collared a 12-year-old male grizzly bear as part of population monitoring efforts north of Jackson.

- Captured and collared a previously unmarked adult female grizzly bear (~10 yrs old) for monitoring whitebark pine use.

- Conducted grizzly bear observation flights to collect population data.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Caught and relocated a 5-year-old female grizzly bear from the Upper Green area north of Pinedale after she killed several calves on a Forest               Service grazing allotment.

- Caught a 3-year-old male grizzly bear west of Dubois for killing a domestic calf and relocated him northwest of Cody.

 

July 8 - July 15 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 7/10/2012    Sub Adult Black Bear Male                       Preventative               Released in Beaver Creek area of Jefferson County
 
- 7/11/2012    Adult Black Bear Femle                            Human Conflict         Releasded in Moose Creek area of Meagher County 
 
WYOMING
 

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified three sheep that had been killed by a bear in two separate incidents on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified five calves and one yearling that had been killed or injured by bears in separate incidents on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

Research and Monitoring

- Set cameras to monitor bear activity on Piney Creek west of Big Piney.

- Conducted grizzly bear observation flights in Bear Management Units 15A where 15 grizzly bears were observed (3 additional grizzly bears were observed in 16A on the way back to the airport) and 15B, where 21 grizzly bears were observed. These areas are primarily in the Absaroka Mountains southeast of Yellowstone National Park.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Caught a male grizzly bear from a grazing allotment north of Pinedale that had killed at least two domestic calves. The bear was relocated to the North Fork Shoshone River west of Cody.

 
July 15 - July 22 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 7/18/2012     Sub Adult Black Bear                              Human Conflict           Released in Woodchuck Creek area of Missoula County
 
- 7/19/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male                   Human Conflict           Releasded in Coal Creek area of Flathead County
 
WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified a yearling steer that had been killed by a grizzly bear northwest of Thermopolis.

- Verified that two yearling cattle and one calf had been killed by grizzly bears in different locations on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified that 6 sheep had been killed by a bear in separate events, on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified that a calf had been killed by a bear on private land north of Merna.

Research and Monitoring

- Conducted multiple grizzly bear observation flights throughout the Wyoming portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Numerous bears are being observed at high elevations above timberline.

- Monitored a female grizzly bear with a trail camera near Whiskey Mountain south of Dubois to determine reproductive status. No cubs were photographed accompanying her in over 100 photos.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear that had caused several depredations on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale. The bear was released west of Cody on the Shoshone National Forest.

- Captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly from a developed ranch area northwest of Cody. The bear was released on the Bridger-Teton National Forest north of Moran

July 22 - July 29 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 7/26/2012     Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male                    Livestock Conflict         Released in Puzzle Creek area of Flathead County
 
WYOMING
 

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Verified one yearling heifer as being injured by a grizzly bear on private lands in the Piney Creek drainage.

- Verified three calves and one yearling steer as being killed by grizzly bears on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified a grizzly bear killed calf on a USFS allotment north of Pinedale.

- Verified three head of domestic cattle killed by grizzly bear on three separate USFS allotments north of Dubois.

- Verified several apiaries that had been damaged by a grizzly bear north of Meeteetse.

- Verified a bear injured calf on a Shoshone National Forest grazing allotment west of Cody.

- Verified a bear killed calf at a ranch northwest of Thermopolis.

Research and Monitoring

- Conducted a coordinated ground/aerial observations of grizzly bear use of army cutworm moth sites for use in a new population estimation technique. This effort will look at the difference in bears observed from aerial vs. ground counts.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Captured and removed an adult male grizzly bear for his chronic involvement in cattle depredations on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.

- Captured an adult male grizzly bear north of Pinedale for cattle depredations; bear was relocated to the Shoshone National Forest west of Cody.

- Captured an adult female grizzly bear on a Bridger-Teton cattle allotment north of Pinedale. Since the bear had been involved in previous cattle depredations it was removed from the population. The bear was donated to the Shoshone Forest for educational purposes.

 
 
July 29-  August 5 Weekly Summary
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
-8/1/2012    Adult Grizzly Male                                      Livestock Conflict         Released in Baptiste area of Flathead Coun
 
WYOMING

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Captured an adult male grizzly bear (August 4) on a Bridger-Teton cattle allotment north of Pinedale for cattle depredation.  The bear was relocated to the Mormon Creek Drainage on the North Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody. 


August 5 - August 12
 
MONTANA
 
Nothing to report

 
WYOMING
 
Nothing to report

August 12 - August 19
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 8/15/2012       Adult Black Bear female                   Human Conflict         Bear was not released. Bear was removed - Missoula County
 
WYOMING
 

August 19 - August 26
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 8/20/2012       Adult Black Bear female                   Human Conflict         Bear was not released. Bear was removed - Madison County
- 8/21/2012       Yearling  Black Bear Male                Preventative Measure         Released in Marsh Creek Area - Lewis & Clark County 
 
WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

-   Verified one bear injured yearling heifer and one bear killed yearling heifer on public lands northwest of Cody.

-  Verified two grizzly bear killed yearling heifers on public lands northwest of Cody.

-   Verified one domestic calf killed by grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment west of Dubois.  

-  Verified two grizzly bear injured cattle (one cow and one calf) northeast of Jackson.      

-  Verified one grizzly bear injured yearling heifer on private lands north of Pinedale.

-  Verified one grizzly bear killed calf on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.                          

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

-   Captured and removed an adult male grizzly bear for causing property damage and receiving food rewards.  The bear had a prior history of conflicts.

- Captured and Relocated a adult female grizzly bear and her cub on August 16th near Clark, WY.  The bear was captured for damaging apple trees and frequenting a residence near Clark, WY.  In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the bear was relocated to the Bailey Creek drainage on the Bridger-Teton National Forest approximately 12 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.  The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat

August 26 - September 9
 
MONTANA
 
Captured and released
 
- 8/26/2012       Adult Black Bear Male               Preventative Measure        Released in Good Creek Drainage Kootenai NF- Lincloln County
- 8/29/2012       Sub Adult Grizzly Bear Male     Human Conflict                   Released at Pike Relocation Site Behind Gate -Glacier County
- 8/31/2012        Yearling  Black Bear Male         Preventative Measure        Released in Marsh Creek Area - Lewis & Clark County
- 9/05/2012        Sub Adult Black Bear Male        Human Conflict                   Released in Pryor Mountains - Carbon County 

WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

-   Verified one bear injured yearling heifer and one bear killed yearling heifer on public lands northwest of Cody.
-  Verified two grizzly bear killed yearling heifers on public lands northwest of Cody.
-   Verified one domestic calf killed by grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment west of Dubois.  
-  Verified two grizzly bear injured cattle (one cow and one calf) northeast of Jackson.      
-  Verified one grizzly bear injured yearling heifer on private lands north of Pinedale.
-  Verified one grizzly bear killed calf on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.                          

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

-   Captured and removed an adult male grizzly bear for causing property damage and receiving 
     food rewards.  The bear had a prior history of conflicts.

August 26 - September 9

 
Captured and released
 
- 9/09/2012        Adult Female Grizzly Bear         Human Conflict                   Released of NE Flank of Pine Butte - Teton County
- 9/09/2012        Sub Adult Black Bear Male         Preventative Measure         Released on Poor Man Cr Stemple Pass RD. Lewis & Clark Co.


WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock
- Verified two domestic calves as killed by grizzly bears on separate Forest Service grazing allotments near Dubois.   
- One yearling heifer was verified as wounded by a grizzly bear on the Shoshone Forest near Crandall.   
-  Verified one injured and four dead calves as injured or killed by a grizzly bear on private lands north and southwest of Cody. 
-  Verified three calves as being killed or injured by grizzly bears on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.
-  Verified two sheep as being killed by a grizzly bear on a Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale.    
                
Research and Monitoring
-  Captured one sub-adult male grizzly bear for population monitoring purposes north of Pinedale.

-   Captured and removed a sub-adult male grizzly west of Ralston due to several food rewards, close association with people, and a 
      previous conflict history.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

-   Captured and removed a sub-adult male grizzly west of Ralston due to several food rewards, close association with people, and a 
      previous conflict history.

- Captured and relocated and adult female grizzly bear on Sept. 10th. The bear was captured for damaging property at a trailhead north 
    of Jackson, WY.  In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Shoshone National Forest, the bear was relocated to the 
    Fox Creek drainage on the Shoshone National Forest approximately 14 miles northwest of Crandall.  The release site is located in 
    currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.

Law Enforcement and Related Activities

-   Investigated the death of a sub-adult grizzly bear north of Pinedale that appears to have been killed by another bear in the fall of        
     2011.

September 10 - September 17

MONTANA
 
Captured and released

- 9/11/2012        COY Grizzly Bear Male             Human Conflict              Released in Dead Horse Cr. Rd 1636 - Flathead County
- 9/11/2012        Grizzly Bear Adult Female        Human Conflict              Released in Dead Horse Cr. Rd 1636 - Flathead County
- 9/11/2012        Adult Male Black Bear              Human Conflict               Released in Alder  Creek - Sanders County
- 9/14/2012        Adult Male Black Bear              Human Conflict               Released in Magpie Gulch - Broadwater County
- 9/15/2012        Yearling Black Bear Male         Preventative Measure    Bear  harvested by Archery Hunter 2 hrs after-Lewis &  Clark Co. 

WYOMING

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

-  Verified that one calf was killed by a grizzly bear on a Forest allotment near Dubois.
-  Verified that two calves and one adult cow had been killed or injured by grizzly bears on Forest Service grazing allotment N. Pinedale. 
-  Verified a calf wounded by a grizzly bear up the Gros Ventre.    
  
Research and Monitoring

-  Captured and released a young male grizzly bear for monitoring purposes on Forest Service lands north of Pinedale.

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

-  Captured and removed an adult male grizzly bear for getting into garbage and grease at a private guest ranch near Dubois.  The bear 
      had been previously caught and relocated for cattle depredations.

-  Captured and relocated an adult female grizzly bear with three cubs of the year on September 14, 2012. The bears were captured for     
    damaging property and obtaining livestock grain at a campsite northeast of Jackson, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
    Service and the Shoshone National Forest, the bears were relocated to the Sunlight Creek drainage, approximately one mile 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.

-  Captured an adult female grizzly bear north of Jackson for causing property damage and obtaining food rewards at a trailhead camp.     
    This bear was relocated to the Cody region.

-  Captured and removed an old adult male grizzly bear for causing significant property damage at a trailhead camp north of Jackson.

September 17 - September 24

MONTANA
 
Captured and released

- 9/17/2012        Grizzly Bear Adult Female      Livestock Conflict  Bear was euthanized - Carbon County near Red Lodge MT
- 9/17/2012        Grizzly Bear COY Female       Livestock Conflict  Bear was euthanized - Carbon County near Red Lodge MT

WYOMING

Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)

- Trapped and relocated a two-year old male grizzly bear on September 21, 2012. The bear was captured because it was 
    frequenting ranch housing areas and damaging stored crops southwest of Cody. The bear was relocated to the Blackrock Creek 
    drainage on the Bridger-Teton National Forest approximately 37 miles northeast of Jackson, WY. 

- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a second sub-adult male grizzly bear also on September 21, 2012.        
    The bear was captured because it was frequenting ranch housing areas west of Cody. The bear was relocated to the Falls River 
    drainage on the Targhee National Forest approximately 7 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Both release sites are located in 
    currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.

- Trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear and an adult female grizzly bear on September 21, 2012.  The male 
    bear was captured for damaging stored crops and frequenting a private ranch southwest of Cody, WY.  The adult female bear was     
    captured for frequenting developed areas in the same location.  In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Shoshone 
    National Forest, the female 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 sub-adult male bear was relocated to the Fox 
    Creek drainage on the Shoshone National Forest approximately 14 miles northwest of Crandall.  The release sites are located in    
    currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.
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