Bear poachings investigated

Conservation officers are investigating after two black bears were poached near Fort Nelson this week.

The BC Conservation Officer Service says the bears were found along the Alaska Highway. The first was found Sunday, shot dead and left 15 kilometres north of Buckinghorse River.

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The second bear was found Monday, 15 kilometres south of Fort Nelson. Officers believe the bear may have been killed several days earlier, and that a vehicle may have also been near the animal in the ditch.

It's not yet known if the two cases are connected, the Service said. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the RAPP line at at 1-877-952-RAPP.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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