Tennessee Wildlife Agency investigating bear shooting

Published 12:42 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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DUFF (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is trying to determine who shot and killed a black bear at a Campbell County garbage facility, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
Wildlife officers responded to a call about the bear on Friday. The dead bear was a male, weighing approximately 400 pounds, that had been shot with a large caliber firearm, according to a TWRA Twitter post.
Agency spokesman Matt Cameron told the paper in an email that in the past the facility has had up to 13 bears feeding on garbage. An electric fence and new chain link fence were installed to try to keep the bears out, but “the bears have regained access after someone pulled the main gate off,” Cameron wrote.
The agency is seeking information from the public about the shooting.

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