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Trophy poachers worry wildlife officials

 

November 12, 2009



KALISPELL (AP)

The illegal shooting of an 800-pound grizzly bear is the latest of several cases of poachers killing a trophy animal and leaving its carcass to rot, Montana wildlife officials said. The bear, known as Maximus, was found Aug. 12 on a ranch near Dupuyer. The body of the 7 1/2-foot grizzly was left intact, not even the claws taken as a trophy. Donations have been pouring in from people who want to help find the shooter and state and federal wildlife officials increased the reward to about $11,800. "That was a phenomenal bear," said Mike Martin, game warden captain with the state...



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