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Grizzly relocated near Bailey Creek

Wyoming Game and Fish officers trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear Wednesday.

The bear had been visiting residential areas about 9 miles northwest of Cody, Wyoming. The bear was trapped in the area and moved to the Bailey Creek drainage about 11 miles northwest of Moran Junction in currently occupied grizzly bear habitat.

Relocation is one management tool available to biologists to minimize conflicts between humans and grizzly bears. The selection of a relocation site is determined by considering the age, sex, and type of conflict the bear was involved in and the potential for conflict in the vicinity of the relocation site.

Bears that are deemed to be an immediate threat to human safety are not released back into the wild.

More information on bear management options in Wyoming is available here.

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