The State of Utah is now responsible for what bears doPosted: April 7, 2008
A family from Provo Utah is suing the State of Utah and the US Forest Service for the death of their son by a bear. Samuel Ives was killed at a campground in American Fork Canyon by a nuisance bear. The family is claiming the State of Utah who “own” the wildlife and the US Forest Service on whose ground the bear was roaming and the campground was located.
The family says they are experienced campers and understood the risk. However if they had known that a nuisance bear was in the area they would not have stayed 15 minutes.
The state and the USFS had two chances to warn them of the fact that a dangerous bear was in the area.