Federal Wildlife Officers Investigating Poached Black Bear Near Skilak Loop

first_imgAccording to a post from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the report came in on Thursday, May 17, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Federal Wildlife Officers (FWO) received a report of a Black Bear that had been poached near the East entrance of Skilak Loop approximately 1/2 mile from Jim’s Landing. Officer Rob Barto and Wildlife Canine Rex responded to the scene and documented a large pool of blood in the middle of the road as well as drags marks from the scene into the woods and drag marks from the woods back to the road where the bear was loaded into a vehicle and transported from the area. According to the post from KNWR, witnesses describe the black bear as weighing approximately 100 pounds and no fear of vehicles or people. FWOs are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact FWO Barto at 907.262.7021. All information will remain confidential. The area the bear was reportedly shot is closed to hunting. Witnesses describe seeing a blue hatch back, similar to a Subaru Outback, as being the vehicle driven by the person who shot the bear as it stood in the middle of the road.last_img

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