Grizzly Relocation Necessary | Big Horn Basin Media

Grizzlies More Difficult to Relocate

Written by on October 10, 2017

Another grizzly was moved away from populated areas last week.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear October 3, after it had been found frequenting developed sites on the North Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody. The bear was relocated to the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River, about 15 miles northwest of Crandall.
Dusty Lasseter is a bear specialist for the Game and Fish office in Cody. He says despite the fact that there have been three bears relocated in the last couple of weeks, there have been fewer grizzly relocations this year than last year. He says that it’s important to relocate the problem bears to areas that aren’t populated by humans, but that’s getting harder.

Lasseter says sixteen bears were taken from inhabited areas last year and relocated to remote areas in established grizzly bear habitat.

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