Local grizzly captured for causing property damage near Meeteetse

(Cody, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on April 27. The bear was captured for frequenting residential areas approximately four miles west of Meeteetse. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the bear was relocated to the Sunlight Creek drainage near Trail Creek and approximately 15 miles southwest of Crandall. The release site is located in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat. Bears can create conflicts after they have obtained food rewards. The department continues to stress the importance of keeping all attractants (food items, horse feeds, bird seed, and others) unavailable to bears. Reducing attractants reduces human-bear conflicts. *Feature Photo: Grizzly h/t Catherine Lall via Shutterstock / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news