KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and federal wildlife officials are investigating the shooting deaths of two female grizzly bears on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana.
The Daily Inter Lake reports the carcass of one bear was found in a field west of Charlo on Oct. 12. A week later, wildlife officials learned of a grizzly bear with a large wound to the face north of St. Ignatius.
The bear was captured and later euthanized due to the extent of her injuries.
Tribal officials and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything related to either case to contact either agency. A reward of up to $3,000 is available for information leading to a conviction.
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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com