"A reality of recovery is more bears in the ecosystem, which means expansion into new areas and increased contact with people," Brian Nesvik, chief game warden of Wyoming Game and Fish told Outdoor Life this spring. "Some years are worse than others, based on weather conditions, available food sources, and travel patterns. But over time, as the population has increased, the number of conflicts with humans has increased. From 1985 to 2010, there were no mortalities of humans by grizzlies. Since 2010, there have been six. The change is there are more bears."