Fish and Game Kills Grizzly Bear

Relocated bear returned to East Idaho campground
Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 20:13:51-04

Fish and Game officers have killed a grizzly bear in Eastern Idaho, after a relocation effort failed.

The "sub-adult" grizzly was frequenting the area  near the Forest Service Mill Creek Campground, and a nearby subdivision in Island Park . On July 11, officers captured, radio-marked and relocated the grizzly  to a new area. 

Fish and game managers say the bear immediately returned to the Mill Creek area.   After multiple attempts to haze the bear away, officers say a high public safety concern necessitated the need for lethal removal.