Treed bear captured, relocated without harm - Tucson News Now

Treed bear captured, relocated without harm

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(Source: Brad Fulk of Arizona Game and Fish) (Source: Brad Fulk of Arizona Game and Fish)
(Source: Brad Fulk of Arizona Game and Fish) (Source: Brad Fulk of Arizona Game and Fish)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A yearling black bear that was treed between Buffalo Solider Trail and Seventh Street on Sierra Vista's north side has been relocated today without harm.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department located the 75 to 100-pound bear, darted it with a tranquilizer and used a tarp to break its fall from the tree.

The male bear was released in the Gailuro Mountains. 

According to Arizona Game and Fish, the Monument Fire in 2011 caused bears on the eastern slope of the Huachuca Mountains to forage for food in residential areas.  They warn the public to be "bear aware" and keep trash cans indoors or enclosed until pickup, or a citation may be issued after a first warning.

Yearlings tend to be displaced by older bears when there is limited food, according to Game and Fish, and have been recently spotted the most.

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