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Grizzly bear trapping, research to continue in Yellowstone this fall

A tranquilized grizzly bear lies in a trap similar to those used for research studies or for capturing and relocating problem bears around the greater Yellowstone area.

Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will be trapping grizzly bears as part of ongoing research in Yellowstone National Park from August 28 through October 31. Team members will bait and trap bears at several remote sites in the park. Once trapped, the bears are anesthetized to allow biologists to fit them with radio tracking collars and to collect biological samples for study, according to a statement released Friday by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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Judge sides with feds in wrongful death suit over fatal bear mauling near Yellowstone

Wildlife officials have proposed ending federal protections for Yellowstone area grizzly bears.

Citing a Wyoming law that protects landowners who allow outdoor recreation on their land, a federal judge has ruled against a woman who filed a wrongful death suit that blamed federal researchers after her husband was killed by a grizzly bear that had been tranquilized and released near the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne issued a summary judgment in the civil case on Tuesday. Freudenthal dismissed the case "based upon Wyoming’s Recreational Use Act," a state law that releases landowners from liability or obligations to warn non-paying recreation users in relation to potentially dangerous activities. Continue Reading →

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