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ID: Grizzly and cub killed in northern Idaho

May 22, 2012

By Nicholas K. Geranios, SeattleTimes.NWSource.com

SPOKANE, Wash. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the person who shot a grizzly bear and her nursing cub in northern Idaho.
The dead adult grizzly was discovered last Friday morning by a hiker on Hall Mountain in Boundary County, northwest of US Highway 95. A search of the remote area turned up the dead cub.
Both bears appeared to have been dead for several days, wildlife officials said.
The case is troubling because it does not appear to be accidental, said Jason Holm, a spokesman for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The shooting of the cub is especially "a callous act that any sportsman would find appalling," Holm said.
"Shooting a cub wouldn't be allowed in any hunting situation," Holm said.
"That does not appear to be a case of mistaken identity."
Grizzly bears are a threatened species in the lower 48 states and killing one carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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