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Reward offered for information about grizzly bear that was shot

Investigators believe the bear was likely shot in the Olney area
Posted: 1:49 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 16:18:43-04
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GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks are soliciting information about the recent shooting of a grizzly bear in northwest Montana.

FWP officials trapped the bear on September 23 near Pothole Drive in Olney. The bear was euthanized due to its deteriorating condition from a gunshot wound, according to a press release from FWP.

Investigators believe the bear was likely shot in the Olney area sometime around September 20-21.

No additional information is available at this time.

The USFWS and FWP are asking the public to report anything they may have heard or seen related to this case.

To report information, call the USFWS 406-329-3000, or FWP at 1-800-TIP-MONT.

Callers do not have to identify themselves and a reward of up to $2,000 is available for information leading to a conviction.