Grizzly trapped near Mill Creek Campgrounds

Idaho Department of Fish and Game staffers on Wednesday trapped a sub-adult male grizzly that was found near a campground and relocated it to a remote forest. Idaho Department of Fish and Game

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday moved a sub-adult male grizzly bear that had been found near an Island Park campground to a remote forest.

The bear was seen near the Mill Creek Campgrounds, and, according to a news release, seemed unusually comfortable around humans.

Fish and Game personnel sedated the bear and took it to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Snow Creek Butte. The bear was tagged and fitted with a GPS collar. Department officials hope the bear will be more afraid of humans after its capture, and they plan to track its movements with the collar.


Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.


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