Investigation Into Killing of Bear In Colorado

Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW), Bear Hunting Magazine

Colorado wildlife officials are looking into what happened after an adult black bear was killed and dumped near a trash enclosure in a Snowmass Village subdivision.

Officials believe someone killed the adult sow sometime on Friday evening, May 3rd, before taking the carcass to the trash enclosure. The bear was found and reported Saturday morning by trash haulers.

Investigators with the state are pursuing leads from evidence gathered at the scene and have performed a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

The bear that was killed had not been tagged or otherwise identified by Colorado officials. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Glenwood Springs office at 970 947-2920. To remain anonymous, call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Rewards are available if the information leads to a citation.

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