2014 Known and Probable Grizzly Bear Mortalities in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Data are preliminary and subject to change. Release of information will be limited for mortalities under investigation.
CountUniqueSexAge classKnown Mortality DateLocationLoss
28201428UNKCOY19-Jun-14Slide Crk, GNFProbable, natural, COY of radio-marked female lost between 5/29 and 7/9. Mortality date is midpoint between last date COY was seen and first date female was seen without her COY. Location is approximate, estimated from average for the period.
27201427UNKCOY2-Jun-14Paint Crk, PR-WYProbable, natural, COY of radio-marked female lost between 5/14 and 6/21. Mortality date is midpoint between last date COY was seen and first date female was seen without her COY. Location is approximate, estimated from average for the period.
26201426UNKCOY26-May-14Snake River, YNPProbable, natural, COY of radio-marked female lost between 5/20 and 6/1. Mortality date is midpoint between last date COY was seen and first date female was seen without her COY. Location is approximate, estimated from average for the period.
25201425UNKCOY30-Oct-14South Fork Shoshone, SNF-WYProbable, human-caused, 2nd of 2 COY whose mother killed by hunter.
24201424UNKCOY30-Oct-14South Fork Shoshone, SNF-WYProbable, human-caused, 1st of 2 COY whose mother killed by hunter.
23201423FAdult30-Oct-14South Fork Shoshone, SNF-WYKnown, human-caused, self-defense kill of female with 2 COY by hunter, human injuries.
22201422MAdult27-Oct-14West Fork Ruby River, BDNF-MTKnown, human-caused, killed in self-defense by elk hunters.
21201421FAdult28-Oct-14Clarks Fork River, PR-WYKnown, human-caused, management removal for repeated conflicts in developed areas.
20201420MSubadult27-Oct-14Clarks Fork River, ST-WYKnown, human-caused, management removal for repeated property damage and food rewards.
19201419MAdult6-Oct-14North Fork Bear Crk, PR-MTKnown, human-caused, management removal for repeated property damage and food rewards.
18201418FAdult23-Sep-14Grizzly Crk, GNF-MTKnown, natural, likely killed by another bear. DNA results indicated Female Grizzly
17201417FSubadult22-Sep-14Grinnell Crk, SNF-WYKnown, human-caused, live removal to zoo for repeated nuisance activities at guest ranch.
16201416MAdult21-Sep-14Mountain Crk, BTNF-WYKnown, human-caused, self-defense kill by hunter.
15201415MAdult20-Sep-14East Fork Wind River, SNF-WYKnown, human-caused, self-defense kill by hunter.
14201414  2014MTProbable, human-caused, under investigation.
13201413MSubadultSpring 2014Spruce Crk, CTNF-IDKnown, natural, bear had been caught in snow slide.
12201412MAdult27-Aug-14Gypsum Crk, BTNF-WYKnown, human-caused, management removal for cattle depredations.
11201411MAdult10-Aug-14Island Park Reservoir, State-IDKnown, human-caused, management removal for cattle depredations.
10201410MAdult2-Aug-14South Fork Owl Crk, PR-WYKnown, human-caused, management removal for cattle depredations.
9201409MAdult23-Jul-14Kinky Crk, BTNF-WYKnown, human-caused, management removal for repeated cattle depredations.
8201408FSubadult26-May-14Howell Crk, YNPKnown, natural, killed by another bear.
7201407MAdult4-Jun-14Yellowstone River, YNPKnown, natural, died from a combination of old age and wounds from fight with another bear.
6201406MAdult2014MTKnown, human-caused, human injury. Under investigation.
5201405  2014MTKnown. Under investigation.
4201404FCOYFall, 2013Snake River, GTNPKnown. Undetermined cause. DNA results indicated this was a female.
3201403MYearling19-May-14Rattlesnake Crk, PR-WYKnown, natural, killed by another bear.
2201402MAdult14-May-14Tom Miner Crk, PR-MTKnown, human-caused, management removal for repeated cattle depredations.
1201401MAdult7-May-14Rock Crk, CTNFKnown, human-caused. Illegal kill by black bear hunter.
Known mortality - a carcass is in hand; Probable mortality - evidence strongly suggests a mortality has occurred but no carcass is recovered. Abbreviations: BOR = Bureau of Reclamation; BLM = Bureau of Land Management; BTNF = Bridger-Teton National Forest; COY = cub-of-the-year; CTNF = Caribou-Targhee National Forest; GNF = Gallatin National Forest; GTNP = Grand Teton National Park; IDFG = Idaho Fish and Game; MTFWP = Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; PR = private land; ST= state owned land; SNF = Shoshone National Forest; UNK = Unknown; WRIR = Wind River Indian Reservation; WYGF = Wyoming Game and Fish; YNP = Yellowstone National Park.