Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bear killed illegally in southwest Springs

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 8:43 AM

click image Black bears are common in westside neighborhoods. - PLF73
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  • Black bears are common in westside neighborhoods.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking help finding a poacher.

An approximately 400 pound black bear was killed recently in the Cheyenne Mountain Estates neighborhood. Read on for more information:

BLACK BEAR POACHED IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CPW SEEKS INFORMATION

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks information about an approximately 400 pound male black bear, poached late July 9 or in the early morning hours of July 10 in the Cheyenne Mountain Estates neighborhood in the southwest area of Colorado Springs.

CPW encourages anyone who has information relating to this incident to contact Operation Game Thief at (877) 265-6648 or via email game.thief@state.co.us.

An individual who provides information that leads to the conviction of a poacher may receive up to a $500 dollar reward under OGT.

The public is reminded that poaching is a serious crime and takes away wildlife opportunities from responsible hunters and the citizens of the state of Colorado.

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