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As part of ongoing efforts required under the 2016 Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) captures and monitors grizzly bears for research and monitoring purposes. Here you will find capture notifications for the 2020 field season.

Capture operations can include a variety of activities such as baiting and trapping, but all areas where work is being conducted will have major access points marked with warning signs. Specific bait or capture sites will have closure signs in the immediate vicinity. It is critical that all members of the public heed these signs.

As part of the IGBST Public Notification and Signing Protocol, the Grizzly Bear Capture Hotline was developed to assist in notification of IGBST trapping operations, as well as serve as a public outreach tool for those with questions pertaining to IGBST capture operations.

NOTE: State and federal wildlife managers capture bears for both management and research purposes. For questions pertaining to non IGBST bear capture activity, please call state and federal wildlife management officials directly. 

For more information about IGBST capture operations, call the IGBST hotline at 406-994-6675

2022 Bear Capture Announcements

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