Sow and cub grizzlies moved to Five Mile Creek

Posted 9/15/20

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently captured and relocated an adult female and yearling cub grizzly bears.

The bears were captured Wednesday, Sept. 2, for livestock depredation on a U.S. …

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Sow and cub grizzlies moved to Five Mile Creek

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently captured and relocated an adult female and yearling cub grizzly bears.

The bears were captured Wednesday, Sept. 2, for livestock depredation on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale. The bruins were relocated to the Five Mile Creek drainage, approximately 5 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Relocation is a management tool afforded to large carnivore biologists to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzly bears and is critical to the management of the population, according to the Game and Fish. Bears considered a threat to human safety are not relocated and are euthanized.

So far this year, 24 grizzly bears have been killed in management decisions — including 10 in Montana — mostly for cattle depredation or aggression towards humans.

Game and Fish officials “stress the importance of the public’s responsibility in bear management and the importance of keeping all attractants (food items, garbage, horse feed, bird seed, and others) unavailable to bears.”

— By Mark Davis

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