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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Information in Illegal Killing of Grizzly Bear

Reward offered for information about grizzly bear found dead on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming

For Immediate Release

December 16, 2020


LANDER, WY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking information on the illegal killing of a grizzly bear found September 9, 2020, in the Crow Creek drainage on the Wind River Reservation in west central Wyoming. Grizzly bears are currently listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Service is asking for your help by offering a monetary reward of up to $2,000 for information contributing significantly to and furthering the investigation into the death of this grizzly bear.

If you have any information regarding the death of this grizzly bear, or any other wildlife crimes, please call the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes Fish and Game Department at 307-330-3208, the Service’s Special Agent at 307-332-7607 or email lawenforcement@fws.gov. The Service will apply applicable legal protections to hold accountable anyone who knowingly harasses, harms or feeds grizzly bears.

For safety tips when living in or visiting grizzly bear country, visit: http://igbconline.org/bear-safety and https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2016/7/8/Wildlife-Safety-Tips-for-Enjoying-the-Great-Outdoors.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen in the West, visit our website, or connect with us through any of these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram.

– FWS –

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Christina Stone
(303) 990-3618
christina_stone@fws.gov



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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: December 16, 2020
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