RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming Game and Fish personnel have
confirmed a grizzly bear sighting about nine miles southwest of
Lander above the Sinks Canyon area.
Bear management officer Brian DeBolt says it is the farthest
south for a documented sighting of a grizzly on the east side of
the Wind River Range. One was killed farther south on the western
side of the range in 2007.
The confirmed grizzly near Lander was a sub-adult. Officials
could not determine its gender.
DeBolt said the sighting occurred June 15 on the Shoshone National Forest when a hunter’s trail camera snapped a picture of the bear. The bear photos were taken near Fairfield Hill in the Middle Fork drainage of the Popo Agie River. DeBolt said he later tried to find any trace of the bear, but could only find a few hairs on a tree and nothing else.
DeBolt says grizzlies have been documented in new places this
year, including west of Pinedale and near Meeteetse.
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