Problem Griz Relocated
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 4, 2017
A grizzly was captured Saturday for becoming a pest on the South Fork.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated the adult male grizzly bear September 30, after reports that the bear was obtaining unsecured attractants and frequenting developed sites on the South Fork west of Cody.
In cooperation with the Shoshone National Forest, the bear was relocated to the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River, about 15 miles northwest of Crandall. The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.
Officials from the Game and Fish Department say that grizzly bear relocation is a conservation tool used to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzly bears, and is critical to the recovery of the population. Game and Fish continues to stress the importance of keeping all attractants such as food items, garbage, horse feed, bird seed, and others, unavailable to bears.