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Wildlife worker tranquilized while working with bears

Posted March 15

— A Division of Wildlife Resources employee has been hospitalized after he was accidentally injected with a tranquilizer drug while tracking bears in remote Utah.

Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Robin Cahoon says the man was flown to a hospital in Provo on Tuesday after he was injected while working on a conservation project.

Cahoon says no details were available about the incident. The agency is not releasing the employee's name. She says there are several methods biologists use to sedate bears, including dart guns and poker sticks.


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