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Messy Grand Teton camp draws bear; Idaho woman fined $5.8K

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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

Federal prosecutors say wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it elsewhere in the park in the hope that tasting human food won’t make it a recurring danger to people.

A U.S. magistrate judge convicted a 50-year-old woman from Parma, Idaho, of improper food storage, a misdemeanor.

He ordered the restitution Tuesday. It would cover the cost of relocating and having to use a GPS collar to track the bear.

Local News / Top Stories / Wyoming

Associated Press

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    1. You can “hope” all you want, but don’t expect that “people (will) start learning!” I’m with you, but folks think that all the laws apply to everyone else, not them, especially the tourists that dirty up our public lands!

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