GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department euthanized a black bear Sunday morning after it received repeated human-provided food rewards in the Sibley Lake campground in the Bighorn National Forest.
The bear, a four to five-year-old male, visited the campground Friday evening and was able to access food left out by campers. The bear fed on hotdogs and other food from a cooler that had been left outside overnight at one camp, as well as items such as creamer, apples and bread that had been left out at another campsite.
A trap was set for the bear on Saturday and it entered the trap after returning to the campground that night.
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