Bear shot dead when forced out of burning den in Labrador, officials say

Bear shot dead when forced out of burning den in Labrador, officials say

A black bear was shot dead while escaping its den which had been set on fire, about 100 kilometres north of Churchill Falls, Labrador in December, according to Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officials. 

The illegal killing is alleged to have happened in the areas of Orma Lake and Sail Lake on or around Dec. 3.

According to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Land Resources the investigation is continuing.  

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fish and Wildlife Enforcement in  Wabush at (709) 944-4898 or via stoppoaching.ca.