Another Black Bear Shot in Iowa

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By Becky Ogann

DES MOINES (AP) - State environmental officials say a second black bear has been shot in Iowa this summer.

The most recently reported incident happened last week in Fremont County.

The more than 200-pound bear was shot by an Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer who says the animal acted aggressively after raiding his garbage cans.

Another bear was shot by a citizen in Franklin County last week.

Officials say there have been a total of five confirmed sightings of black bears this year, including the bears that were shot. The other sightings were in Winnisheik, Johnson and Davis counties.

Before this year, the last confirmed sighting of a black bear in Iowa was in Allamakee County in 2005.

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