Pennsylvania Game Commission hunts bear killer
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying to figure out who shot and killed a black bear in Wayne County.
The black bear was found dead near Branning Road in Berlin Township on Wednesday, the Times-Tribune reports.
Investigators believe the 550-pound bear likely was shot on Tuesday. There were no signs the bear had been struck by a car and shot in a mercy kill.
A state Game Commission officer told the Scranton paper it was “pursuing leads” as it searched for the bear killer.
Killing a bear out of season in Pennsylvania carries a maximum fine of $6,500 and the potential for up to 120 days in jail.