USFS Seeking Shooter of Two Grizzly Bears Near St. Ignatius, $4,000 Reward
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for information regarding the shooting of two grizzly bears just north of St. Ignatius. Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes Fish and Wildlife Division Manager Tom McDonald explains.
"On Labor Day Weekend, our conservation officers had been notified about two cubs that were running around in the Post Creek community with a mother," said McDonald. "We trapped those two cubs on September 5th. Since that point in time, we have been looking for the mother."
There was evidence that one of the cubs had been shot, which led investigators on a two week search for the mother.
"We finally did find the mother," McDonald said. "She was in very bad condition and we had to euthanize her upon capturing her in the same vicinity where the cubs were found. We have a reward out for $4,000 leading to information to who shot the mother, the sow grizzly, and the cub."
The cubs were removed from the Mission Valley. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the US Fish and Wildlife Service at (406) 329-3000.