Wildlife officials investigate bear death near Kenai River

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KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are investigating the apparent poaching of a black bear along a popular road near the Kenai River.

Kenai radio station KSRM reports wildlife officers from Kenai National Wildlife Refuge received a report that a bear was killed Thursday on Skilak Loop about 0.5 miles from Jim's Landing. The area is closed to hunting.

Witnesses describe the black bear as weighing about 100 pounds (45 kilograms). They said it had no fear of vehicles or people.

Wildlife officials investigate bear death near Kenai River

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