G.N.W.T seeking information from the public about black bear shooting

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Yellowknife, NWT – The G.N.W.T’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking information from the public about the unreported shooting of a black bear in Reid Lake Territorial Park over the weekend.

Officials say the animal was shot early Sunday morning.

Communications Manager Judy Mclinton with E.N.R says this was a clear violation of department regulations.

“If it is for self-defence or to protect property, you can shoot a bear but you have to report it as soon as you can to the closest Renewable Resource Officer and that was not done which is against regulations.”

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Mclinton says in most cases an officer will come to the site and take possession of the animal.

She says anyone caught violating these regulations is subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 or up to one year in prison.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the North Slave Regional Office or the Report a Poacher toll-free line.

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