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.
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
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