Reward following killing of E. Idaho grizzly up to $15,600

Posted at 10:37 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 13:33:55-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The reward for information leading to the person or persons who illegally killed a federally protected grizzly bear in eastern Idaho is up to $15,600.

The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday announced it's contributing $5,000.

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust also on Thursday announced they're offering $5,000.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has already offered $5,000 to the reward that includes $600 from the Citizens Against Poaching.

Official say the Citizens Against Poaching hotline received a tip on Saturday and investigators located the decomposing carcass of a young grizzly bear in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Island Park.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says it's working with the Fish and Wildlife to learn more about what happened.