THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Two new rewards have been offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in Idaho, bringing the total to $13,500.
In October 2015, a radio collared grizzly bear was found dead in the Grouse Creek drainage of Bonner County, Idaho. The approximately 4-year-old male grizzly was captured and collared in the Selkirk Mountains just north of Priest Lake in late June 2015 as part of research. It is a violation of the Endangered Species Act to kill a grizzly bear, which is listed as threatened. The incident was investigated by the Idaho Fish and Game Department and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Citizens Against Poaching is offering $2,500, and Defenders of Wildlife is adding $1,000 for information leading to a conviction. Those rewards are in addition to the $5,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and another $5,000 from the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this press release misstated one of the entities offering a reward. Rather than the Idaho Department of Fish and Game offering $2,500, Citizens Against Poaching is.