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Press Release
$6,000 Reward Offered for Information on Illegal Killing of Grizzly Bear in Idaho

December 1, 2016

Contact(s):

Brent Lawrence, 503-231-6211 or brent_lawrence@fws.gov


Rewards totaling $6,000 have been offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in Idaho. Credit: USFWS

Rewards totaling $6,000 have been offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in Idaho.

The bear, which is believed to have been killed on or about October 21, 2016, was found near Coyote Meadow Road in the Caribou Targhee National Forest, in Fremont County, Idaho. Initial evidence indicated the bear did not die naturally.

It is a violation of the Endangered Species Act to kill a grizzly bear, which is listed as threatened. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or a criminal conviction in the case. The Idaho Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) program is offering an additional $1,000 for information sufficient for a citation or warrant to be issued.

Anyone with information about this case should call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (208) 523-0855, or the CAP Hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may remain anonymous.


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