BOISE – The reward for information leading to the person or persons who illegally killed a federally protected grizzly bear in eastern Idaho is up to $15,600.
The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday announced it was contributing $5,000.
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust also on Thursday announced they were offering $5,000.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had already offered $5,000 to the reward that included $600 from the Citizens Against Poaching.
Officials said the Citizens Against Poaching hotline received a tip Saturday and investigators located the decomposing carcass of a young grizzly bear in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Island Park.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said it was working with the Fish and Wildlife to learn more about what happened.
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