WILDLIFE IN WYOMING

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – Friday, May 8, 2015

Note:  Information in this update is intended to highlight the week’s major grizzly bear management actions and is not intended to be a comprehensive detailing of all management activities.  Information in this update is draft and subject to change as details from the field become available.  Finalized annual reporting of this information is published in the annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team available at: http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/products/IGBST 

Verified Grizzly Bear Killed Livestock

- Nothing to report.
 
Research and Monitoring
 
- Verified several observations of grizzly bears in the southern Wind River Mountains between Pine Creek and the Big Sandy River.
 
- Initiated efforts to capture grizzly bears for monitoring purposes.  One subadult male grizzly bear captured and fitted with radio transmitter; biological samples taken.
 
Bear Management (Captures, Relocations, and Removals)
 
- Nothing to report.
Law Enforcement and Related Activities
- Assisted the USFWS with an investigation of a grizzly bear mortality in the Cody Region.
 
Outreach and Education
 
- Presented large carnivore safety information to 18 Hunter Education students and parents in Lander, WY.
 
- Manned an educational bear booth at the Cody Outdoor Show, focused on Bearwise efforts and proactive grizzly bear conflict prevention/human safety.
 
- Gave a Living in Large Carnivore Country presentation to residents of Story, WY.
 
- Presented bear, lion, and wolf safety to 54 Powell, WY Southside Elementary students.
 
- Participated in a live radio-call in show in Cody, Wyoming to discuss grizzly bear ecology and management and answered listener’s questions relevant to the topic.
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