NDOW Releases Bears Back into Wild

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

VERDI, NEVADA - The Nevada Department of Wildlife released a bear back into the wild south of Verdi Sunday morning.

NDOW officials say a male black bear was captured Saturday in Verdi after it was found raiding a chicken coop. This black bear was captured in the Verdi/Gold Ranch area last July, according to NDOW.

The bear is estimated to be six to seven years old and weighs about 400 pounds, according to NDOW officials.

The male bear was taken south of Verdi in the Carson Range and was released using the full aversive conditioning treatment, according to NDOW officials.

Officials advised the owner of the chicken coop to do more to keep his chickens secure and safe from black bears looking for a meal.

NDOW officials also released a female black bear that was trapped in west Carson on Friday.

The female bear had no cubs. She was a recapture from October when she was first caught in west Carson, according to NDOW officials.

Officials released the female bear near Marlette Lake.

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