Press Release

Black bear yearling removed from Northwest Boise neighborhood and released

Idaho Fish and Game and Boise Police officers removed a yearling male black bear from a Northwest Boise neighborhood on Thursday, May 20 and successfully released the bear in a forested area near Pilot Peak between Boise and Idaho City. 

Officers were able to sedate the 78-pound bear after it climbed a tree in a backyard roughly 200 yards from the Foothills. The bear landed on a tarp after coming out of the tree, and after establishing the bear was healthy and suitable for release, the sedative was reversed and the bear taken a remote location and released. 

The yearling bear had likely recently separated from its mother, which is typical in the spring.