Grizzly relocated near East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
Written by jordanmckamey on August 5, 2019
At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service–the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear on Thursday–August 1st.
The bear was captured for killing cattle 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 Mormon Creek drainage approximately 5 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Bears that are considered a threat to human safety are not relocated. Grizzly bear relocation is a management tool afforded to large carnivore biologists to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzly bears and is critical to the management of the population.
When other options are exhausted or unattainable–Game and Fish will attempt to capture the bear. Once the animal is captured–all circumstances are taken into account when determining if the individual should be relocated or removed from the population.