Update, 9:44 a.m., Monday: Grizzly 863 has been spotted in the area where her cub was last seen, Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Rene Schell said Monday.

Wildlife managers are hoping the mother grizzly will reunite with her cub. The two separated after the mother bear was allegedly hit by a car, though that report has not been confirmed by authorities. 

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(4) comments

Ken Chison

As I posted before, the; only choice for this bear was death. Now all you local photographers and gawkers can be proud of yourselves for yet 2 more grizzly deaths. You have habituated this bear and her cub to your presence, and rewards, causing her to seek sanctuary on the road. Once you finally figure out that there is an overabundance of bears, for the amount of available territory, you might finally realize why their population needs controlled. Heaven forbid the tourists or local photographers would have to venture off of the asphalt for their prized pictures. And thino what you want about Brad. He dang sure knows way more about large carnivores then you, me and all the other supposed experts that comment here from all around the country He spends more time in the field each year, then every keyboard warrior on here. Just the beginning of a long summer of bear management control for the feds.

Jay Westemeier

Since we continue to see more Moose and Elk killed on Wyoming's highways, I suppose we can conclude that there is an overabundance of those species too. You hunters are doing a terrible job of controlling these problems.

Michael Grasseschi

love it Jay... we can count on Ken to bring all kinds of wackiness into the conversation... but blaming photographers for their deaths then calling for then end of all grizzlies ( cuz there's too many!!-I guess, and he is clearly the expert on that)) just doesn't make sense...

Mike Thomas

Brad Hovinga, Bear management genius - not!!

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