Investigators say there is a black market for black bear parts in Asia, where the parts are used for medicinal purposes.
Witnesses said that the bear was shot and left to die in the woods.
State officials are investigating the shooting death of a female black bear in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula as a case of poaching.
Abby Wetherell was heading home from an evening jog on her grandfather’s property Thursday night when the bear began chasing her.
The man whose car struck a 180-pound black bear in Bay County last week says he plans to make a rug out of the animal’s hide.
Michigan wildlife officials will try to euthanize a mother black bear that mauled a bow hunter in a tree stand along with her three cubs in the northern Lower Peninsula.