Problem Bears Relocated to Shoshone Forest
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 26, 2017
When bears get crossways with cattle, there aren’t a whole lot of options – as a result, they often are sent to our corner of Wyoming.
That’s according to Dusty Lasseter, Bear Wise Coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Last week Game and Fish trapped and relocated two adult male grizzlies from the Pinedale area to the Cody/Yellowstone region.
Lasseter says both bears were caught killing cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale. He points out that when it comes to relocating problem bears, wildlife officials don’t have a whole lot of options.
Wildlife managers released one bear in the Mormon Creek area, while the other bear was relocated to Fox Creek in the Clarks Fork drainage, about 50 miles northwest of Cody.
Officials say 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.