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Groups offer reward for info on missing grizzly

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jun 16 2013 07:38:39 AM MDT
Grizzly Bear
BOISE, Idaho -

Two conservation groups are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case of a grizzly bear killed near the Idaho/Montana border last fall.
    
The cash prize is being offered by Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and the Montana-based Cottonwood Environmental Law Center.
    
Both groups have been pressing state and federal officials about the death of grizzly bear 726. The bear's collar was recovered from a stream on the federal Sheep Experimentation Station in September - 18 days after being fitted with the collar.
    
The groups say the collar was cut and hidden in the stream. The bear was last recorded in an area with government-owned sheep in the Centennial Mountains.
    
Anyone with information is urged to call Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks tip hotline.