Grizzly Relocated to North Fork | Big Horn Basin Media

Grizzly Relocated to North Fork

Written by on May 4, 2017

Reports of a pesky grizzly northwest of Cody resulted in a different bear being relocated last week.

Game Warden Dusty Lassiter said they received a report of a small sub-adult bear getting into garbage at a residence about 16 miles northwest of Cody.

Lassiter said that Game and Fish set a trap for the bear, but instead of the bear that was causing the conflict, they caught a different grizzly.

Lassiter said that in cooperation with the 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 in the North Fork area west of Cody.

Lassiter said that after the capture of this grizzly, Game and Fish worked with the homeowner to secure any items that were attracting the young bear that had caused them problems.

Lassiter added that the decision to relocate and the selection of a relocation site is made taking into consideration the age, sex, and type of conflict the bear was involved in.

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