Bear cub shot and injured in the Smooth Rock Falls area; MNRF looking for tips
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officer (Supplied)
TIMMINS -- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to know who shot and severely injured a bear cub, which was found in the Smooth Rock Falls area.
On Aug. 4, conservation officers were contacted about the cub and an X-ray revealed that someone had shot the animal in the head with a small calibre firearm.
They say the cub has sustained a serious injury and will likely never be able to be returned to the wild.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact conservation officer, Daryl Smith at 705-272-7181 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
To report a natural resource violation or provide information about an unsolved case, people may call the ministry TIPs line at 1-877-847-7667 or your local ministry office or Crime Stoppers.
Find more information about unsolved cases here.