- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Wildlife Troopers will investigate the shooting death of a young brown bear in Sitka.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (https://is.gd/XndQfv) wildlife officials found the bear dead near a residential area and golf course Tuesday.

The bear was found about 35 yards from a home, near where it was shot by someone called in by neighbors.

State wildlife biologist Phil Mooney says the bear was a male, probably between 3 and 4 years old.

Mooney says the bear had been in several trash containers that were outside. He says such containers are not to be put out until garbage collection day. This happened well before Friday’s scheduled pickup.

The skull and hide have been turned in, and troopers will continue to investigate.

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Information from: Daily Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel, https://www.sitkasentinel.com/

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