Black Bear Relocated From Dayton

A black bear was relocated from Dayton by officials with the Game and Fish. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

On Saturday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Sheridan Region Office received a report of a bear in Dayton. Game and Fish Public Information Specialist Christina Schmidt says that Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma responded to the call and found a bear bedded in a thick brush patch near a residence.

Schmidt said that bears have been out of their winter dens for several weeks and this is the third report of bear activity that Game and Fish personnel have responded to recently. Schmidt said that people can do their part in preventing potential conflicts with wildlife by eliminating attractants.

Schmidt said that it is imperative that people contact the Game and Fish in a timely manner if they do happen to spot a bear or mountain lion, so that they can respond to the report quickly and handle the situation appropriately.