Grizzly bear relocated to Crandall area

Posted 8/1/19

After getting caught killing livestock in the Dubois area, a male grizzly bear was captured and moved to a spot outside of Crandall on Monday.

The adult bear killed cattle on a U.S. Forest Service …

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Grizzly bear relocated to Crandall area

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After getting caught killing livestock in the Dubois area, a male grizzly bear was captured and moved to a spot outside of Crandall on Monday.

The adult bear killed cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment west of Dubois. At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service — which is currently managing the Greater Yellowstone Area’s grizzlies — personnel from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated the animal.

In cooperation with Fish and Wildlife and the Shoshone National Forest, the bear was brought to the Fox Creek drainage, approximately 13 miles northwest of Crandall.

“This particular site was chosen due to the lack of human presence and ability to release the bears several miles behind closed gates,” the Game and Fish said in a release.

Grizzly bear relocation is used to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzly bears — and the tool “is critical to the management of the population,” the department says. Bears that are deemed an immediate threat to human safety are not released back into the wild.

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