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By Bob Moen
Associated Press 

Grizzly bear tracks found east of Cody in Wyoming


October 27, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Fresh tracks found on a dirt road in a rural, northwest Wyoming prairie are the latest example of grizzly bears roaming a type of habitat where they have not been seen in a century and risk more contact with humans.

The tracks, confirmed by state Game and Fish Department bear experts, were discovered Oct. 18 by Virginia Schmidt while she was hiking near her family ranch about 7 miles (11 kilometers) outside of the former frontier town of Cody.

"We've never seen signs of grizzlies back there — like it shocked me," the 27-year-old Schmidt, who was born and raised on...

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