Grizzly Bear Trapping Planned in Remote Areas of Yellowstone

The federally-protected animals will be anesthetized and radio-collared for study

By Dillon Tabish

BILLINGS — Wildlife officials say bear researchers will be trapping grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park over the next several months.

Members of an inter-agency study team will bait and trap the bears at remote sites in the park. The federally-protected animals will be anesthetized and radio-collared for study.

Research on black bears also is planned.

Potential access points for trapping sites will be posted with warning signs. Wildlife officials say backcountry users of the park should heed the signs and stay out of trapping areas.

The research is scheduled for April 15 to July 15. Yellowstone includes portions of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

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