Reports: Nevada wildlife officials capture, kill Incline Village bear |

Reports: Nevada wildlife officials capture, kill Incline Village bear

Sun staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. andamp;#8212; State wildlife officials have killed a 250-pound, four-year-old black bear that had been reportedly causing trouble for weeks in the Saddlehorn neighborhood, various media outlets reported Wednesday.Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy told the Reno Gazette-Journal the department had been searching for the male bruin for nearly a month after residents in the area of Matchless Court reported it had damaged a house and was seen getting into garbage.According to reports, wildlife officials responded to a new complaint Wednesday morning. Healy said they found the animal in a culvert and NDOW bear dogs gave chase. He said the bear turned and showed bold behavior indicating it was not afraid of humans.Officials shot it with a tranquilizer dart and later killed it.The news comes after weeks of significant controversy, ever since an NDOW trap was set during Presidentsandamp;#8217; Day weekend to capture the bear, and once a slew of pro-wildlife advocates learned of the situation.A different bear was caught in that trap on Feb. 22, a female that was later released.For a detailed history of the Saddlehorn incident, visit:;parentprofile=search