I am saddened and sickened by Idaho Fish and Game’s response to the plight of the little bear cub, separated from its mother, wandering in Hailey last week.  It was heart-breaking to read that this little creature, who weighed less than 20 pounds and was described by the Sheriff’s Office as a “cute little fellow,” was the taken out and killed (by Fish and Game).

Apparently, there are some responsible and successful rescue/rehab organizations that would have taken that “cute little fellow” in. And, apparently, they have been quite successful in rehabilitating and returning bears to the wild.  

I thought part of Fish and Game’s overall responsibility was to protect our wildlife.

Shame on you, Idaho Fish and Game. You’re not to be trusted.

Georgie Lindquist, Ketchum

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