Grizzly Has New Home in Mormon Creek Area
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 24, 2017
A grizzly bear from Pinedale has found himself a new home outside Yellowstone Park.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on July 19th. The bear was captured for killing cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Shoshone National Forest, the bear was relocated to the Mormon Creek drainage about five miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Game and Fish continues to stress the importance of keeping all attractants, such as food items, horse feeds, bird seed, and others, unavailable to bears. Reducing attractants reduces human-bear conflicts.