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Lake Tahoe residents, NDOW differ on bear management after latest incident

Lake Tahoe residents, NDOW differ on bear management after latest incident

“We would like to see a change in their trapping policies,” Stark said. “What works in many areas in California and other areas is immediate, on-site aversion … to immediately get that bear for doing something wrong. That’s what’s going to work, not by killing them.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials on Wednesday, Sept. 2, released a mother black bear and her cub into the Sierra wilderness, one day after they were accidentally trapped near a home in Crystal Bay.

The six-year-old, 150-pound sow and her 30-pound male cub were trapped Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

NDOW labeled it “a delicate situation” because the trap was not meant for the mother and cub, but instead for a “potential conflict bear that had been reported to have been causing property damage to homes in the area.”

“(The mother bear) was caught in a trap, with her cub remaining free outside the trap,” officials said. “After about an hour of trying, NDOW was able to capture the cub and reunite it with the sow.”

Both were tranquilized, tagged, tattooed and micro chipped on Tuesday before Wednesday’s release in the mountains above Crystal Bay.

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