CHEWELAH, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a cash reward for information on a bear cub that was shot and killed, and left in northeast Washington.

WDFW officials believe the shooting happened Friday, May 10.

The bear was found by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer off Sand Canyon Road near Chewelah.

WDFW officials said it is illegal to shoot bear cubs and it is outside the normal bear hunting season. They said it is also against the law to waste harvested animals.

Anyone with information is asked to call WDFW Enforcement Officer Doug King at 509-936-2192.

Charges must be brought against a suspect for informants to receive reward money.   

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