Grizzly bears captured south of Byron


October 27, 2018

BYRON — In cooperation and at the direction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently captured and removed three grizzly bears southwest of Byron.

Cody Regional Wildlife Supervisor Dan Smith said this is the furthest east that a grizzly bear has been captured in recent history. “We have not had grizzly bears in this area of Big Horn County since well before grizzly bear recovery efforts began in the 1970s, but as grizzly populations continue to expand in distribution, bear sightings are occurring more and more in areas we would not normally ex...

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