SPOKANE, Wash. -- A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot a grizzly bear and her nursing cub in northern Idaho.
The dead adult grizzly was discovered last Friday morning by a hiker on Hall Mountain in Boundary County, northwest of US Highway 95. A search of the area turned up the dead cub.
Both bears appeared to have been dead for several days.
Agents for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are investigating. The carcasses will be flown to a federal laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, for necropsy and retrieval of evidence.
Grizzly bears are a threatened species in the lower 48 states and killing one carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.