Witnesses say the cub suffered for hours and nearly drowned in a creek as its mother paced nearby.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who is responsible shooting a bear cub in Estes Park in August. “Bears are Us” has raised $1,500 in the last week for a reward. Operation Game Thief is offering a $500 reward, as well. To offer information about what happened, you are asked to call 1-877-COLO-OGT or email game.thief@state.co.us. If you want to contact Bears Are Us, call 303-747-2911.

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