Another bear shot near Summit Boy Scout ranch

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:11 PM


KAMAS -- Wildlife officials say they fatally shot a bear near a Summit County Scout ranch after it was reportedly getting aggressive and rummaging through trash.

The incident Wednesday near the Hinckley Scout Ranch was the second time a bear's been shot in the area in a matter of weeks.

Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources say they'd received word about the bear late Tuesday, and used hounds to get it into a tree. They were authorized to put it down on Wednesday.

Another bear was shot dead July 10. Officials say a black bear was on top of a picnic table eating leftovers and wouldn't leave, so a Scout leader shot it three times.

Wildlife officials warned people to put food away so bears aren't attracted to their campsites.

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