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Idaho Fish and Game

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Grizzly bear trapped and relocated in Eastern Idaho


Grizzly killed a calf near Kilgore, prompting the relocation

On July 20, federal USDA Wildlife Services officials investigated the death of a domestic calf in the Dry Creek drainage near Kilgore and determined the calf was killed by a grizzly bear.

That evening, personnel from Idaho Fish and Game and Wildlife Services set a culvert trap and captured a large male grizzly. The bear was immobilized, given a body condition and health assessment, fitted with a GPS collar and relocated to a remote area in the Fish Creek drainage on Forest Service land.

Fish and Game staff will continue to monitor the bear’s movements and activities.