Reward increased for killing of Yaak grizzly sow

The Yaak Valley Forest Council together with Save The Yellowstone Grizzly are offering a supplemental reward for the recent killing of a Yaak Valley grizzly bear.

An adult female grizzly bear was killed in the Yaak Valley in late November. The killer or killers shot the bear, partially skinned and mutilated her before dumping the body in a driveway. At present, it is unknown if she had cubs.

A reward fund up to $50,000 plans to be added to the already-existing state reward fund for help leading to a conviction.

If you have information regarding this killing, call the Montana FWP at 1-800-TIP-MONT.

“Please help us turn this around. There were an estimated 25 grizzlies remaining in the Yaak. Now that estimate is 24,” said Terry Tempest Williams, Save The Yellowstone Grizzly.

Donations to the reward fund can be made at