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Montana shooting death of grizzly bear investigated

Posted at 11:57 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 13:25:54-04
The carcass was found by hunters on private property in Teton County.

GREAT FALLS – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks are looking for information about the shooting death of a grizzly bear.

The carcass was found by hunters on the Boone and Crockett Ranch, which is private property near Dupuyer in Teton County

Officials said in a press release the carcass was retrieved on Sept. 4, and investigators believe the grizzly bear was shot from West Gypsy Basin Road sometime during the spring of 2018.

They are asking for anyone with information on this case, or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Dupuyer Creek area or on West Gypsy Basin Road during the spring, to call the Service Special Agent at 406-761-2286 or 1-800-TIP-MONT.

Callers do not have to identify themselves and a reward of up to $2000 may be available for information leading to a conviction.

-David Sherman reporting for MTN News