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The current status of the American bison is “it’s complicated,” as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a twelve-month endangered species status review. On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is conducting a review of the conservation status of the plains bison – the specific species of bison native to the…

The first grizzly relocation of 2022 occurred after a cattle-killing bear was taken to a new area in Shoshone National Forest near Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance. After consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on Wednesday, May 4. The bear in…

Governor Gordon is asking the U.S. government to remove the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species List and transfer population management to the states. Fulfilling a promise made in September, Governor Mark Gordon has officially petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (F.W.S.) to remove the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (G.Y.E.) population of grizzly bears from…

There’s nearly a grizzly for each mile of the Fivemile Creek drainage, as Wyoming Game and Fish relocates another cattle killer to Shoshone National Forest. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated another bear to Park County this summer. The bear in question…

The Biden Administration is upholding the Trump Administration’s delisting of wolves, which will have a definite impact on wildlife conservation in Wyoming. In late October 2020, the gray wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List. Without federal protections, management of wolf populations falls to state agencies like Wyoming Game and Fish. NPR reports that…

Another grizzly has been captured and relocated within Park County in the ongoing effort to ensure humans and bears can comfortably coexist without conflict. On June 21, a sub-adult male grizzly was captured in Park County within Shoshone National Forest. Apparently, the bear had been a frequent visitor of a guest ranch located in the…

An adult male grizzly was captured and relocated out of the Meeteetse area this week in a continued attempt to avoid incidents between bears and cows. Wyoming Game and Fish captured the grizzly on April 26 in an area west of Meeteetse. This bear wasn’t involved in any incidents. The capture occurred while the department…


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