Grizzlies are federally protected animals.

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A grizzly bear has been killed in eastern Idaho and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is responsible.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a statement Wednesday say the bear was killed on or about Oct. 21 in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Fremont County.

Authorities have released few details, including what caused the bear’s death.

Grizzly bears are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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