DFG Issues Bear Kill Report

By Nancy Gross

The official Wildlife Incident Report from the California Department of Fish and Game, dated Oct. 10, 2009, documents the occurrences that led up to the shot heard around the county and beyond, still resounding 13 days later. The report narrative begins, “On or about 0150 hours (1:50 a.m.), on 10-10-09, Warden B. Huber returned a telephone call to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department about a bear within the city limits of Ojai, CA.” Huber “discussed various options with the Sheriff’s personnel to include keeping their deputies

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