Bear dumped

The Nevada Wildlife Department is asking for help in identifying whoever shot and killed a black bear and dumped it on Peavine Mountain.

“Illegally killing any big game animal is a felony in Nevada, punishable by significant fines, civil penalties, forfeiture of equipment used in the crime, and a potential prison sentence,” said an NDOW news release. Information can be given to the department at (800) 992-3030.

“We’re looking for clues because, as we always say, our crime scenes are whole mountains rather than little rooms,” said NDOW public information staffer Chris Healy.

He said tire tracks seem to indicate the bear was dumped on Peavine rather than killed there.

Bears are not in season in Nevada. The state’s first bear season will begin next month.