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Grizzly Bear Capture Study to Start in Yellowstone
Researchers plan to start capturing grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park starting Monday and continuing through July 15. Park officials say the work by biologists with the Inter-agency Grizzly Bear Study Team is part of ongoing monitoring of grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Officials say the capturing will be done in remote areas of the park by team members using baited traps. The bears will be anesthetized so biologists can collect scientific samples and attach radio collars. Officials say none of the trapping sites will be near established hiking trails or back country campsites, and all the trap sites will be closed and posted with warnings.