Grizzly Bears Set to Be Trapped in Yellowstone
Trapping Grizzly Bears is set to begin at Yellowstone National Park. There will be warning signs telling the public to beware, they want to trap bears not people. Biologists in Bozeman announced this trapping is required by the "2016 Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy."
The team wants to find out where grizzly bears go, what they do, who they talk to...well, maybe not talk to. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will start this important research August 22 and ending on October 31.
Bait and bear traps will be set up. Once they catch a bear, it will be knocked out to allow IGBST members to put a radio-collar on the animal. They will collect all sorts of data on the bear.
The IGBST was established in 1973. Their job is also to manage grizzly bears in nature. The information gathered they say will help wildlife managers devise and implement programs in order to support the conservation of Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population.
Grizzly bear updates can be heard on Dominick In The Morning.