Wildlife Officials Want Help In Bear Poaching Case In Snowmass Village

CBS Denver

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – One of the first poaching cases of the spring has Colorado wildlife officials very worried. They found a bear next to a shed full of dumpsters in Snowmass Village.

Wildlife officials know the bear was shot and they probably know what kind of bullet, but they also say they need the public’s help.

“The bear was just laying here, covered in a tarp and laying right here in front of the dumpster shed,” District Wildlife Manager Kevin Wright said.

Wright got the call first thing Saturday morning.

“Pretty abnormal; most of the time if somebody shoots a bear, or something like that, they don’t wrap it in a tarp and bring it in front of a dumpster shed and leave it,” Wright said.

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Wright says evidence shows the bear was shot Friday night.

“Right now it is a poaching case…

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