$21,200 reward after killing of grizzly found in E. Idaho

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 14:34:34-04

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- The reward for information leading to the person or persons who illegally killed a federally protected grizzly bear and dumped it in eastern Idaho after removing some of its front claws is up to $21,200.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a statement Monday says forensic evidence indicates the young male grizzly found June 4 was killed elsewhere and had only been dead a few days.

Officials say the bear was dumped on Idaho state land in Island Park near East Dry Creek off the Yale-Kilgore Road.

Officials are releasing few other details.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $5,000 and Citizens Against Poaching $1,200 toward the reward.

Another $15,000 is being offered by non-governmental organizations.