Cash reward tripled in case of the decapitated bear; tips to DNR wardensPublished: May 29, 2013 in Crime Stoppers
By: Joanne M. Haas/Bureau of Law Enforcement
The cash reward for tips in the case of the decapitated black bear, killed while hibernating inside a northern Wisconsin culvert, has tripled in recent weeks as Department of Natural Resources wardens continue their investigation.
|A DNR warden got this 2012 photo of a Wisconsin black bear in the northwoods.|
More groups and private parties in recent weeks have added to the cash reward total as the story spread about the killing of the sleeping bear. The Mid-State Houndsmen Association has added $250 to the cash reward total. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association also has committed $500 in a cash reward. And, an additional $500 has been provided by private parties. The total cash reward for tips leading to a conviction stands at $1,750.
The bear was discovered on February 24 after DNR wardens got a call. The wardens found the body of the bear, which had been freshly killed and missing its head, in a ditch just off Rice Lake Road in Somerset Township.
More at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WardenWire/WardenWire_Lookup.asp?id=298