Wildlife officers looking for suspect who killed bear cub near Chewelah

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for help after a bear cub was shot and left near Chewelah.

WDFW is offering a reward for information into the case of the poached cub.

Officials believe the incident happened around May 10. The cub was found by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer near Sand Canyon Road.

The incident is illegal for several reasons, according to WDFW. It is illegal to shoot bear cubs, it is outside the normal bear hunting season and wasting harvested animals is also against the law.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Doug King at 509-936-2192. Charges must be brought against a suspect in this case in order for informants to receive reward money.

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