We know that many of you are curious about whether Fish & Game have been able to track Li'l Smokey since his release last month. So, we want to let you know that we don't have any news yet, but will let you know as soon as we do!
Keep in mind that due to the state's current budget crunch, anything not necessary has been curtailed or eliminated, such as telemetry flights. However, last week, we got notice from F&G that they had attempted to get near Smokey's den by vehicle, rather than by airplane, in order to track him, but were not able to get close enough due to the snow on the roads in the area (a good thing!). They are hoping that they'll be able to get closer and see if he is still in the same area by the middle of April - just
about the time of Kool April Nights!