The southernmost areas of the Wind River Range are now classified and considered territory of the Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear. Typically, with grizzlies, outlying territory is usually occupied and first inhabited by dispersing subadult males; Wind River is a leading example.
Grizzly bear 788 is one of many subadult males to inhabit the Wind River Range area. Grizzly 788 was first captured on August 13, 2014 at Bull Lake Creek on the Wind River Indian Reservation. At the time of capture, 788 was collared, allowing movements to be tracked. 788 was the first capture and GPS collar deployment in the Wind River Mountain area within Wind River Indian Reservation.
---Hnilicka, P. 2015. Grizzly Bear-Human Conflicts on the Wind River Reservation. pg. 69 in Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2014. U.S. Geological Survey, Bozeman, Montana, USA.---
Tyler Brasington is a native born and raised Pennsylvanian, yet proud current Wisconsin resident. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Currently, Tyler is pursuing his masters in Natural Resources with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has worked in Yellowstone National Park under the guidance and supervision of Dr. George Clokey and Dr. Jim Halfpenny.
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