Reward offered for information on poached bear cub


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Enforcement Officer Doug King, 509-936-2192
Public Affairs, Staci Lehman, 509-892-7853

SPOKANE – The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering a cash reward in the case of a bear cub that was shot and left in northeast Washington.


The incident is believed to have happened around Friday, May 10. The cub was found by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer off Sand Canyon Road near Chewelah, Washington. This incident is illegal for several reasons; it is illegal to shoot bear cubs, it is outside the normal bear hunting season, and wasting harvested animals is also against the law.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call WDFW Enforcement Officer Doug King at 509-936-2192. Charges must be brought against a suspect in this case in order for informants to receive reward money.

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