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STUDY TEAM STARTS TO TRAP TETON GRIZZLIES
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Federal biologists will begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park this coming week.
The effort by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team is aimed at keeping tabs on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's grizzlies.
The grizzly trapping in the Tetons will continue until mid-October.
All trapping operations are located in the backcountry and away from hiking trails and campsites.
The precise locations where the study team sets its traps are not publicized.
Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/S180AM ) that biologists don't want people interfering with their work.
Skaggs said bears were last targeted in Teton park either two or three years ago.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com
WYOMING GOVERNOR URGES DELISTING OF GRIZZLY BEARS
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is again asking the federal government to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wrote to Mead in late 2013 saying she expected to make a decision in early 2014 and take final action this year.
Mead says in a statement that Wyoming has managed grizzly bears under federal control responsibly for years and there's no reason to wait any longer to return control of grizzly bears to the states.
The governor points out that Wyoming has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on research that finds grizzly bears are expanding in population and range.