A two-year old 160-pound male black bear was captured yesterday in a Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) trap set Wednesday afternoon at a location in Incline Village. The trap was moved from a location near Gardnerville Wednesday morning and put in place in Incline in the early afternoon the same day.
The two year old “dispersal age” male bear had never been handled by NDOW before. It was tranquilized and processed by NDOW and was
released back into the wild today, somewhere on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The bear slept off the drugs tonight and was released today, somewhere on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin, away from roads,
so NDOW can perform aversion conditioning on the bear.
Processing includes affixing an ear tag, capturing various DNA samples and tattooing an area in the bear’s mouth.