The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on May 4, from an undisclosed location. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the bear was captured for cattle depredation on private land and relocated in the Sunlight creek drainage approximately 30 miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Bears are relocated in accordance with state and federal law and regulation, and Game and Fish is required to notify the media whenever a grizzly bear is relocated.
In another incident involving a grizzly bear last week, a grizzly bear pursued a man hiking off-trail in Yellowstone National Park May third. Park visitor Stan Mills posted the encounter to You Tube upon his return from the experience. Mills wrote in his post, “I was sitting in the rain under my poncho just kinda gazing off into the distance while resting under a tree when I took a look to my left. I immediately saw a grizzly walking toward me.” Fortunately, the bear seemed unphased by Mills’ presence and continued to forage around the area he was in. The video caught the attention of national media, but Yellowstone officials had no comment.