RENO, NV - A bear was trapped in west Reno Thursday morning near the Truckee River on Livermore Drive, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The bear is a three-year old male, captured last October in the same general area.
The bear will be released Friday morning in the Carson Range near Spooner Summit. When released, the bear will receive the full aversive conditioning treatment which consists of rubber buck shot fired at the bear and the use of Karelian bear dogs chasing and usually treeing the bears “We give the bears a bad experience in the hope that they do not come back,” said NDOW biologist Carl Lackey.
Also Thursday, NDOW says an injured bear in upper Incline Village was tranquilized and later euthanized because of the extent of its injuries.
The bear was first reported to NDOW about 8AM, when game wardens were told the bear seemed to be injured and when observed, it was noticed the animal could not use its back legs. Wardens suspect the bear was hit by a car, based on injuries and markings.
The bear was tranquilized and examined by a veterinarian, then euthanized.