Divison of Wildlife Resources

Bear Getting Comfortable In Summit Park Neighborhood

Jun 26, 2019
Karen Madigen

The Division of Wildlife Resources has decided to relocate a young bear that’s been marauding in Summit Park for the last week. KPCW has some details on the sightings and the next steps to transport the animal away from humans.

Karen Madigen is a resident of Summit Park and she’s captured video of several night-time visits onto her property.  Her ring camera shows the bear walking the perimeter of her home.

Steve Gray / Utah DWR

Officers with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources are beginning to get reports of black bear sightings, as the animals emerge from their winter hibernation.

KPCW checked in with a spokeswoman for the DWR, to get some tips about how to be safe when camping or recreating in the forests and mountains.

Faith Jolley, a PIO for the Wildlife Division, said recreationists in the forests need to remember that they’re in the bears’ neighborhood.

Grizzly bears are long gone from this state, they inhabit Wyoming or Montana.

David Chambers / KPCW

 

A recent video circulated showing a Moose stepping onto a porch in a Park City neighborhood. The inhabitants were offering the animal food. It garnered a lot of online commentary.

Feeding wildlife creates problems for humans and the animals. Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Outreach Manager Scott Root says it’s never a good thing to put food out for big game.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A resident of Rockport saw some hunters shooting deer from the roadway on State Routh 32 near the State Park.  It turns out the hunters were cited by the Division of Wildlife Resources on a couple of counts.  Carolyn Murray has more:  

Summit Land Conservancy

A dog belonging to a local runner was chased and attacked by a coyote in Round Valley on Wednesday afternoon.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.