Wardens seize mounted polar bear from Tulsa airport

Ponca City Now - August 5, 2016 10:26 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma game wardens have seized a mounted polar bear that had been on display at a Tulsa airport.

Wardens confiscated the taxidermied bear Thursday night from Jones Riverside Airport. Tulsa County game warden Carlos Gomez told Tulsa television station KOTV (http://bit.ly/2ammXLW ) that the bear was legally killed in 1969 in Hope, Alaska, and brought to Oklahoma.

Gomez says that when the hunter died, his family members tracked down the bear at the Jones airport, where it had been on display. He says the person who had been in possession of the bear didn't have the proper paperwork for ownership.

Gomez says charges or citations are expected in the case. He says the bear is valued at about $50,000.

 

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