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75 Years Ago

February 6, 1941

27-year-old bear kills 26 head of sheep in one day

A 375-pound stock-killing bear known to have destroyed 26 sheep in one day was recently taken to the south fork of Cottonwood Creek near Big Piney by Del Dearth, a predator hunter of the fish and wildlife service.

Twenty-seven years earlier, Dearth found out, Walter Ball of Big Piney had roped and earmarked the bear when it was a cub. The mark was still plain enough for Dearth to trace the story.

The bear had only a few teeth remaining and these were worn down to mere stubs.

Few bears are taken by the gove...

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