Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking information about a black bear that was found dead in the Snowbowl Ski Area, just north of Missoula.
FWP Game Warden, Chris Hamilton, said the sow was shot and left on an open trail about three quarters of a mile from the Snowbowl ski lodge.
The bear was found on Tuesday, June 19 and was likely shot in the five to seven day period leading up to its discovery. The sow was not believed to have had cubs.
Wardens are investigating and are looking for help from anyone that might have information on the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction.
(via MT FWP)