The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is assisting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in an investigation into a hunter-grizzly conflict in which a grizzly died in the Upper Green River Basin.
Fish and Wildlife spokesman Ryan Moehring confirmed the probe on Friday but gave few details.
“I can confirm that there was a hunter-grizzly conflict in the Upper Green River Basin that ultimately led to a grizzly bear mortality,” he said. The area is national forest land.
“Wyoming Game and Fish [Department] conducted the initial investigation,” he said. “We are now assisting them.
“Once those investigations are complete the contents will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.” The attorney would decide whether to press charges, Moehring said.
The spokesman would not estimate when an investigation might be completed. “We never know how long they’re going to take,” he said.