Bear shot in Bardu: “We had luck today”

Bear shotPhoto: Lars Gangås, Statens naturoppsyn / SCANPIX

A bear that has been attacking sheep farms in Bardu in Troms was shot on Monday night after several days of hunting, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

The bear was found with the help of a sheep carcass as bait and a game camera. 

“Then we gathered together the hunting team and the dogs. After a while, the bear was shot. We had luck today,” operation leader Kristian Hanstad said.

Three permits

Authorities in Troms og Finnmark issued permits for the termination of three bears that have been attacking sheep herds in Troms.

The permits apply to a bear in Gratangen that has roamed far out of its area and two bears in Bardu. The permits in Bardu also include areas in Lavangen and Salangen.

The size of the bear that was shot is not known. The Norwegian Environmental Protection Agency (SNO) will examine the bear when it is transported down from the mountain. The last time a bear was shot in Bardu was in 2009.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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