Agency moves grizzly to habitat northeast of Dubois

Mar 25, 2012 Staff

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped an adult male grizzly bear on March 21 near Cody and relocated the animal to the Bear Creek drainage on the Inberg-Roy Wildlife Habitat Management Area about 23 miles northeast of Dubois.

The agency captured the bear because it frequented calving pastures and killed a domestic calf on a private ranch southwest of Cody. The agency performed the relocation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.

Animal relocation is a management tool to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzlies, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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