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Albertans asked to help catch grizzly poachers

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A male grizzly bear carcass was found last year in the Livingstone Fall area of the Crowsnest Forest Reserve.

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A grizzly bear carcass was found last year along a hillside in Pincher Creek Canyon.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers want the public’s help with investigations into two grizzly bear deaths in Blairmore and Pincher Creek.
In early May 2013, Fish and Wildlife officers received information from campers visiting the Livingstone Falls area in the Crowsnest Forest Reserve about the poaching of a male grizzly.
Officers believe the persons responsible for the crime may have been licenced black bear hunters.
The bear was shot and left to waste just off the Forestry trunk road near Isolation Creek.
In a second incident in early May 2013, Fish and Wildlife officers received information from a person who discovered a grizzly bear carcass along a hillside in Pincher Creek Canyon.
Fish and Wildlife officials said in a news release possible suspects may be hunters who have frequented that area for several years and are known to hunt on horseback in the area.
Anyone with information that might help solve these cases is asked to call the Blairmore Fish and Wildlife District office at 403-562-3289, or the 24-hour Report a Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.
Any information, photos, social media comments, or other details that might connect individuals to these crimes could help regardless of how insignificant it might seem.
Callers providing information that leads to charges may qualify for a reward.
Personal information is kept confidential, and those who wish to remain anonymous can still qualify for a reward

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