Facebook comments lead researcher to believe Hope the bear was targeted

Biologist Lynn Rogers says the hunter posted messages on his Facebook page about how to make 'Hope' jerky and ways to cook bear meat in a crockpot.
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Biologist Lynn Rogers says the hunter posted messages on his Facebook page about how to make 'Hope' jerky and ways to cook bear meat in a crockpot.

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