In October of 2015 a radio-collared grizzly bear was found dead in the Grouse Creek drainage of Bonner County, Idaho. The incident is being investigated by officials from the Idaho Fish and Game Department and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Shooting a grizzly bear, unless for self-defense is a federal offense as the animals are currently under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are putting up a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is also offering a $5,000 reward, bringing the total to $10,000 for any information regarding the illegal killing of this animal.