Nevada Seeking Help in Black Bear Death
A member of the public discovered a bear shot and dumped on the east side of Peavine Peak near Kiowa Pond and reported it to Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) game wardens Tuesday.
Game wardens have initiated an investigation into the killing of the 200-pound male bear that had been shot several times.
"It's unfortunate anytime wildlife is unlawfully killed," said Game Warden Captain Cameron Waithman. "With little physical evidence at the crime scene, we will need the public's help in completing the investigation."
Illegally killing any big game animal is a felony in Nevada, punishable by significant fines, civil penalties, forfeiture of equipment used in the crime, and a potential prison sentence. Anyone with information on any poaching cases in Nevada can contact Operation Game Thief (OGT) at (800) 992-3030. Callers can receive rewards for information and callers will remain anonymous.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW's wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen's license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. For more information, visit www.ndow.org.