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WGFD investigates grizzly shooting
by Wyoming Game & Fish
September 22, 2009

JACKSON- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that a sub-adult female grizzly bear was shot on Saturday, September 19th, 2009. The bear was shot by an individual while hunting in the Ditch Creek drainage north of Jackson. The incident is currently under investigation.

As many big game hunting seasons are now getting underway, Game and Fish officials are reminding hunters that much of Wyoming is bear country and that grizzly bears continue to expand their range south into areas they havenft inhabited for decades. These areas include the southern Teton and southern Gros Ventre Ranges and even farther south into the northern Wyoming and Wind River Ranges.

At a minimum, hunters are urged to remember five basic guidelines for preventing conflicts with bears while hunting:

- Hunt with a partner and be especially cautious while calling game
- Carry and know how to use bear spray
- Keep a clean camp
- Pack and remove downed game as soon as possible, and
- Do not attempt to scare a bear off of a carcass it has claimed

For more information on how to recreate and hunt safely in bear country, contact your local Wyoming Game and Fish Department office.

Jackson Regional Office
420 North Cache
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2321

Pinedale Regional Office
432 East Mill Street
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4353

Lander Regional Office
260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY 82520
(307) 332-2688

Cody Regional Office
2820 State Highway 120
Cody, Wyoming 82414
(307) 527-7125

Casper Regional Office
3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100
Casper, Wyoming 82604
(307) 473-3400

Laramie Regional Office
528 S. Adams
Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 745-4046

Sheridan Regional Office & Visitor Center
700 Valley View Drive
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-7418
Green River Regional Office
351 Astle

Green River, WY 82935
(307) 875-3223
Wyoming Game& Fish Department Headquarters
5400 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82006
(307) 777-4600

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