CANADIAN MAN FINED $13,000 FOR KILLING A COLLARED GRIZZLY BEAR IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

A grizzly bear wearing a scientific tracking collar was shot last year by an Alberta man, who pleaded guilty in court this past week on charges resulting from this action.

The 250 pound male grizzly was part of a provincial government study to discover ranges, habitat use and other habits regarding the declining population of the province’s grizzly bears, estimated to be in the 1100 range.

The $13,000 fine was not considered punitive enough by many, as trophy hunters from the US and elsewhere pay much more just for the opportunity to hunt these bears in Canada and Alaska.

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