Neighbors Concerned After Alleged Bear Shooting

By Logan Hall

A neighborhood on the East End of Ojai is reeling after a bear was allegedly shot by an area resident according to some locals and the California Department of Fish and Game. DFG spokesman Andrew Hughan says an unnamed resident near Thacher Road reported that a bear was damaging a chicken coop on their property. After a DFG game warden investigated, Hughan says the property owner was issued a depredation permit by the warden, which allows the resident to kill the bear either by hiring a professional or doing it personally

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