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Information sought after grizzly bear shot in Olney

$2,000 reward offered for info
Olney Grizzly Bear Shooting Map
Posted at 10:54 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 16:10:13-04

KALISPELL — Wildlife officials are looking for your help after a grizzly bear was found shot late last month in Northwest Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials trapped the bear on Sept. 23 near Pothole Drive in Olney and it was later euthanized due to its deteriorating condition from a gunshot wound, according to FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish.

Investigators believe the bear was likely shot in the Olney area sometime around Sept. 20 or Sept. 21. No additional information is available at this time.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are asking the public to report anything they may have heard or seen related to this case.

To report information, please call the USFWS special agent at (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.