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Inquiries or Questions

Report all bear conflicts, both black and grizzly bears, to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at 307-733-2321.

If you have questions regarding Bear Wise Jackson Hole’s outreach programs or upcoming events, or would like assistance securing bear-attractants please use our contact form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Call your trash hauler to obtain a bear-resistant trash can or dumpster.

Teton Trash: (307) 734-1899

Yellow Iron Excavating and Waste Removal: (307) 734-0583

Westbank Sanitation: (307) 733-2615

RAD Curbside: (208) 220-7721

Star Valley Disposal: (307) 885-9645

If your trash hauler does not have one available, you may be able to purchase one from JH Bear Solutions (307) 274-8391

The grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is approximately 819-1121 bears in the Demographic Monitoring Area as of 2022. This includes areas in Idaho and Montana that are part of the GYE. To learn more, visit the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee’s website. There are no current statewide population estimates for black bears in Wyoming.

You can call us at Bear Wise Jackson Hole!

(307) 739-0968 or email:
[email protected]

We can help you with all your attractant storage needs including electric fence planning and construction!

If there is a bear in a residential area please call Wyoming Game and Fish at (307) 733-2321. With this information bear managers may be able to inform residents to prevent potential conflicts.

Please report any conflicts to Wyoming Game and Fish at (307) 733-2321. If calling after hours, please leave a message with a brief description of the conflict, your name, location and contact number. Mangers will be interested to know:

Who? what did the bear look like, do you have any pictures?

What? what was the bear doing? passing through, eating berries/apples, eating pet food, getting into garbage, etc.?

When? when did this occur? The sooner you notify Game and Fish the more options they will have to keep bears wild and people safe.

No. Despite it’s name, black bears are not always black. Both grizzly bears and black bears can be a variety of colors including blonde, cinnamon, brown, black and everywhere in-between. To learn more about what to look for when identifying species visit our “about bears” tab above.