State wildlife officials continue to seek tips on the shooting death of a grizzly bear found November 3 northeast of Ovando in the Blackfoot Valley.  Those that share information on the case may now receive up to $7,600 due to several private donations and a contribution from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Private donations, combined with $1,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, bumped the reward amount from the original offering of $1,000 from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s TIP-MONT program to $7,600 for tips that lead to a conviction in the case. Callers can remain anonymous and should phone 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).