Grizzly Relocated to Fox Creek
Written by wendycorr on July 31, 2019
An adult male grizzly bear has been moved into the Shoshone National Forest west of Cody.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured the bear after it had preyed on cattle on a Forest Service grazing allotment west of Dubois. The bear was relocated Monday to the Fox Creek Drainage about thirteen miles northwest of Crandall.
Agency officials say the selection of a relocation site is determined taking into consideration the age, sex, and type of conflict the bear was involved in as well as potential human activity in the vicinity of the relocation site. According to Game and Fish, this particular site was chosen due to the lack of human presence and ability to release the bears several miles behind closed gates.
Game and Fish continues to stress the importance of the public’s responsibility in bear management and the importance of keeping all attractants such as food items, garbage, horse feed, bird seed and other items unavailable to bears. Reducing attractants reduces human-bear conflicts.