Authorities searching for poacher(s) who killed 2 bears in Estes Park

ESTES PARK, CO. - Authorities are trying to find the person or people who killed two black bears in Estes Park this week. 

The first bear was killed on Tuesday off Aspen Avenue near Prospect Drive, and the second was found dead a day later on Morgan Street 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest of the poacher. 

Estes Park Police say the shooter, or shooters, could face charges for illegally discharging a firearm in the town limits.

Anyone with information is asked to call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648 or contact the Estes Park Police tipline at 970-577-3838.

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