Two Grizzlies Relocated Over the Weekend
Written by wendycorr on August 22, 2018
A grizzly bear took a short trip to a different part of the mountains west of Cody, to move it away from residential areas after it damaged property on the South Fork.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated the adult male grizzly bear on Friday, August 17th. The bear was captured for damaging fruit trees on private lands on the South Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody. In cooperation with the Shoshone National Forest, the bear was relocated to Fox creek drainage about 13 miles northwest of Crandall.
Another bear was captured north of Pinedale Sunday, August 19th, for killing cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment. The adult male grizzly was relocated to the Five Mile creek drainage about 5 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Both release sites are located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.