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Reward money increased to find out who illegally shot bear near Star Prairie

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STAR PRAIRIE - More reward money is being offered to help authorities find the people who illegally shot a hibernating bear in northwest Wisconsin.

The DNR said the bear was shot in February while sleeping in a culvert near Star Prairie. It was dragged to place near Somerset where it was decapitated. The Star Prairie Fish-and-Game Association put up a $500 reward for information leading to the shooter's conviction.

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