Press Release

F&G officers continuing search for injured grizzly bear near Kilgore

People should be cautious in the area around McGarry Canyon, where bear was recently spotted

On Friday, June 29, Idaho Fish & Game Conservation Officers and law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service responded to reports of an injured grizzly bear in the West Camas Creek drainage near Kilgore, Idaho. Attempts to locate the bear Friday were unsuccessful and resumed early Saturday morning.

“We received a report from a camper in the McGarry Canyon area that said he had sighted the bear," Fish and Game regional supervisor Jim White said. 

Local agency personnel continued to search the area through the weekend. Wildlife officials placed and removed several live traps in the area in an effort to capture the injured grizzly. The Forest Service placed warning signs in the area near developed and undeveloped areas about a bear in the area, but it was not spotted and no reports of the bear have been made through July 1. 

Although the grizzly bear may have moved on, White encourages people to be cautious and use “Bear Aware” safety techniques in the area. People can also contact the Caribou Targhee National Forest for any advisories.