Grizzly captures, kills, down substantially in Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers relocated or killed substantially fewer grizzly bears in northwestern Wyoming in 2019 compared to 2018. Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials say abundant natural food such as berries helped keep bears away from livestock and other non-natural sources of food. The Cody Enterprise reports department officials captured 33 different grizzlies in 2019 and one bear twice, down from 59 in 2018. Of the 33 bears captured, 17 were killed after being deemed too accustomed to seeking non-natural food to be returned safely to the wild. Wildlife managers moved other grizzlies many miles from where they were captured in the hope they wouldn't interfere with people or livestock again.