Black Bear Caught in Coyote Trap Released by Conservation Officers

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



Black Bear Caught in Coyote Trap Released by Conservation Officers

On November 4, 2023 New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Jason  Powers was notified by DEC Central Dispatch that an individual checking coyote traps in the town of Cuba on the western border of Allegany County, NY discovered a small black bear caught in one of his foothold traps.

Officer Powers contacted his brother Jamie Powers, also an ECO, and ECO Ike Bobseine for assistance. The three officers met at the property and were greeted by the trapper who guided them to the trapped bear.

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