$11,000 Reward in Grizzly Poaching

Grizzly BearState and federal officials have increased the reward in a grizzly poaching case on the Rocky Mountain Front to $11,000.

“WeÒ€ℒre still looking for leads,” says Mike Martin, Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden captain.

The large grizzly bear was shot in late July near Swift Dam Road west of Dupuyer.

The carcass of the bear – one of Montana’s largest – was discovered Aug. 12. It had been dead for about one month.

The bear was originally captured in 2007 as part of a population study. At the time he stood 7 and a half feet tall and weighed 765 pounds. When killed, the bear probably weighed more than 800 pounds.

Anyone with information on the bear’s death should call 406-223-3873 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) or Kuka at 750-3574, or 1-800-TIP-MONT.

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