WDFW investigating bear cub poaching incident

Staff Writer

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering a cash reward in the case of a bear cub that was shot and left in Northeast Washington.
The incident is believed to have happened around May 10. The cub was found by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer near Sand Canyon Road near Chewelah.
WDFW officials said it is illegal to shoot bear cubs. It is also illegal since the incident occurred outside the normal bear hunting season, and the wasting harvested animals is against the law.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call WDFW Enforcement Officer Doug King at 509-936-2192. Charges must be brought against a suspect in this case in order for informants to receive the reward money.