The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has released new information about a young male grizzly bear that was found dead in Island Park, Idaho at the start of June and the independent Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) Board has also announced an increase in the reward being offered.
Forensic evidence now indicates that the grizzly was killed more recently than first suspected and in fact was killed elsewhere and was dumped where it was found. The bear had only been dead for a few days when it was reported on June 4.
Along with this new information regarding the time and death of the animal, someone removed some of the front claws from the bear. It is illegal to possess any portion of a threatened species. Fish and Game is still working with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to learn more about the individual or persons responsible for the illegal killing of this animal that was dumped on Idaho State Land near East Dry Creek, off the Yale-Kilgore Road.