Press Release

Information Sought in Panhandle Grizzly Bear Shooting

An adult female grizzly bear was shot and killed near Spruce Lake in northern Boundary County over the Labor Day weekend. Grizzly bears are protected by both state and federal law and the loss of a breeding female is a major setback to the great bear’s recovery in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem. If you have any information concerning this poaching, please contact: Senior Conservation Officer Brian Johnson – (208) 267-4085.