- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the shooting death of a male grizzly bear near Dubois.

Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say three hunters encountered the bear Sept. 20, and the animal was reportedly acting defensively. Lander regional wildlife supervisor Jason Hunter tells The Riverton Ranger (https://bit.ly/1sUy3tf ) the hunters were acting in self-defense when they shot the bear. None of the hunters was injured.

Because an endangered species was involved, the investigation was turned over to special agent Roy Brown with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Brown says his report will go to his supervisors for review and then to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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