Through Operation Game Thief (OGT), Colorado Parks & Wildlife is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the filing of charges in the killing of two bears in Estes Park.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working with the Estes Park Police Department seeking information concerning the killing of two black bears in the 500 block of Ponderosa Drive within the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. The incident occurred on the evening of August 22 or early morning of August 23. The first bear succumbed quickly due to its injuries and the second bear was found dead on the morning of the 24th. Both bears died in close proximity and it is likely that the deaths are related. Both agencies are working collaboratively to solve the crime.
Funded through private donations, OGT provides rewards for information that assists Colorado Parks and Wildlife in solving fish and wildlife related crimes. Generally rewards on cases involving big game pay $500, however due to the flagrant nature of this violation involving two bears, the reward has been enhanced. Information and tips may be submitted by calling the OGT TIP Line at 1-877-265-6648. Reporting parties may remain anonymous.